U.S. natives struggling to score in NHL this season

Only two of the current top 50 point-scorers in the NHL this season were born in the United States: Patrick Kane (7th, 27 pts.) and Max Pacioretty (29th, 20 pts.)  Among players ranked 50th or higher (including ties), more were born in Canada, Sweden, and the former Czechoslovakia and Soviet Union than were born in the USA.