Stars’ forward Curtis McKenzie is in his first full NHL season, and is likely a relative unknown in a down year for the defending Central Division champions.

But that could soon change.

Not just because he earned a one-year extension with the club that should keep him around for the 2017-18 season, but because he’s one of the best in the NHL in one offensive statistic.

Not just good, but elite.

McKenzie ranks in the top 5 percent of regular NHL forwards in offensive zone hits per 60 minutes at even strength. The hits he delivers not only terrorize defenders in their own zone, but also create chances for the Stars at an alarming rate.

WinnersView crunched the numbers on McKenzie’s offensive forechecking: brings stories and statistics together to make you smarter about the sports and games you love.