Despite Montreal Canadiens fans already having seen him last year and being impressed by his magic, this year will still be Cole Caufield's official rookie season.
Since Caufield only played in 10 NHL regular season games this will be his rookie season and he'll be eligible for the Calder Trophy.
Former Team USA junior teammate Trevor Zegras believes Caufield won't just be going for the Calder, but for the Maurice Richard trophy as well which is awarded to the top goal scorer in the league.
When the NHL Twitter account asked for people's "Biggest Hot Take This Season", Zegras reply involved Cole Caufield.
"40 goals for Cole Caufield"
Do you think Caufield has a realistic shot at hitting 40 goals this season?
40 goals for @colecaufield ???? https://t.co/gMI5RUgVQy
— Trevor Zegras (@tzegras11) September 20, 2021