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One of the most important things to consider about a player's output is what kind of team he is playing on.
A player with a lot of points and a great plus/minus on a terrible team is a lot more impressive than those same numbers on a team where everyone's production is high.
Adam Henrique's Devils are currently sixth in the East. He plays on a top line with two of the game's best, Zach Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk. While it would be easy to attribute all of his success to their presence, he was crucial to developing chemistry on their line.
Gabriel Landeskog's Avalanche are in the playoff battle in the West. They currently occupy eighth, and sit with a one-point cushion on either side. He plays top-line minutes, averaging more than 18 per game. His team has been playing well of late, and if they continue to make a playoff push, he'll be a key contributor along the way.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' Oilers kind of suck. They are second-to-last in the West and the league, in front of only Columbus.
RNH's chemistry on the top line with Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle was one of the few bright spots of the season (along with Sam Gagner's eight-point night), and the three youngsters have been among the best lines in the league when together.
Matt Read's Flyers are fifth in the East. They are the second-highest scoring team, and have a deep offense that contains, among others, Claude Giroux, Jaromir Jagr, Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere.
Read, like everyone else on this list, plays between 17 and 19 minutes. And though he does average the lowest minutes-per-game of these rookies, he is still the fourth-highest rookie forward in that category.