We're approaching the quarter-pole of the NHL season and who is leading the rookie scoring race? Who? No, guess again. No. Not him. Guess again.
Okay, give up? Good plan because who would have ever thought it would be Ryan O'Reilly. A second round draft pick this summer, O'Reilly was an after-thought to many fans after the Avalanche nailed down Matt Duchene with the 3rd overall pick. With 4 goals and 14 points to go with a league-leading rookie plus/minus mark of +13 as well, O'Reilly is slowly becoming a fan's dream and a collector's dream too.
Here's a video of O'Reilly scoring his first NHL goal against future superstar Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.
Below is a list of O'Reilly's cards for the 2009-10 season so far:
09/10 NHL UD Black Auto'd Rookie Letterman Exchange Card #90
09/10 NHL Ultra Rookies Exchange Card #210
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #213
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #213 UD Exclusives
09/10 NHL UD Series 1 Young Guns #213 High Glossy