With the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend in the books, it's time to look ahead to the future in an attempt try and project which players will be making their All-Star Game debuts in the coming years.
This season, there were more than 10 players who were suiting up for the All-Star Game for the first time in their careers, indicating that there's been a changing of the guard of sorts among the league's best players.
Absent were perennial selections such as Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau and Brad Richards. New faces, such as Jamie Benn, Jordan Eberle, Logan Couture, Tyler Seguin and John Tavares played in their place.
The NHL is quickly becoming a league that is dominated primarily by younger players, so with that in mind, here's a look at 10 rising stars who could be making their way to Columbus for the 2013 NHL All-Star Game.