Steve Larmer is one of the most prolific scorers in Chicago Blackhawks’ history. He didn’t have much of a learning curve either.
Larmer posted 90 points (43G, 47A) with a 44 ± rating in 80 games during his rookie season, which is basically unheard of. He would go on to win the Calder Trophy too.
In 13 spectacular seasons with the Blackhawks, Larmer showed no mercy as he produced 923 points (406G, 517A) with a 181 ± rating in 891 games.
His first two full seasons were no different, as he put the league on notice with 166 points (78G, 88A) with a 43 ± rating in 167 games. DeBrincat trails Larmer’s hot start by 38 points, so he’s not far off and has a bright future ahead.
I couldn’t find many Steve Larmer highlights to share, but I did find this gem. A Larmer slapshot dents the cage on Sweden’s goalie, Tommy Soderstrom, in the 1991 Canada Cup tournament.