Todd Pacing Moose Offence to Start SeasonBy: Austin Siragusa | Published: March 4th 2021
When it comes to racking up points, there’s one forward who is a consistent producer for the Manitoba Moose in the early stages of the 2020-21 campaign.
Through the first 10 games of the AHL season, Moose forward Nathan Todd has 11 points (4G, 7A). After being held off the scoresheet in the first game of the season, Todd has points in all nine games since. On the morning of March 4, his nine-game point streak and seven-game assist streak both lead the AHL.
With numbers like that, it’s reminiscent of another lengthy point-streak for a player in antlers. Jansen Harkins found the scoresheet in 10-straight matchups during the 2019-2020, a team high.
Todd spent 16 games with the Moose last season putting up one goal, but Manitoba head coach Pascal Vincent noticed a change in Todd’s game very early on this season.
“Day one of training camp,” said Vincent this week. “From the start he was ready to go and you could tell. First practice he was moving right. He was moving quick. He was shooting pucks. He was stronger, looked a little bit bigger on the ice and he took charge. Since day one I really liked him.”
His game has clearly come a long way, and for the Kemptville, Ontario product, most of his experience came in his home province. Todd has spent time with the Brockville Braves of the Central Canadian Hockey League, Ottawa 67’s (OHL), tBrampton Beast (ECHL) and the Belleville Senators (AHL).
“I was drafted by Ottawa (67’s) in junior so that worked out kind of cool. I grew up watching them play, so that was really fun. Then when I got my opportunity in Brampton, being close to home was pretty nice. I was just fortunate to play for those teams and for them to give me an opportunity to play.”
The Moose close out their road trip with a pair of games in Ottawa against the Belleville Senators, a team Todd spent four games with last season. You can tune in Friday night on cjob.com/sports, MooseHockey.com/LISTENLIVE or watch with a subscription to AHLTV. Coverage starts at 5:45 p.m. CT with puck drop at 6 p.m. CT.