Chris Kelly has never scored more than 15 goals in any one of his seven seasons in the NHL. In 24 games, he scored 10 for the Boston Bruins.
The facts could go on for awhile, too.
For example, the Bruins are a perfect 8-0 this season when Kelly scores a goal, 9-1 when he registers a point. Speaking in regards to his defensive abilities, Kelly is a +16, tied for third-best in the NHL with teammate Brad Marchand. He has a shooting percentage of 23.8%, fourth highest amongst NHLers who have played 20 games or more and he’s seen his average time on ice jump from 13:32 in October to 14:45 in November.
Chris Kelly, as underrated as he may be, is actually a very crucial part of this Bruins team.
He also happens to be on the final year of his contract.