Around this time last season, I wrote an article talking about the most improved players on every NHL team. The players I talked about were those that had improved their performance from the previous season, especially if they had hit a significant milestone or were having a career season.
Well, this year, I decided to do it again. With the end of the NHL regular season coming in a little over a month, I figured this would be a good time to look around the league and see who has stepped up their level of play.
Of course, to narrow down the need to research so many players, I established some criteria. First, the player had to spend most of last season in the NHL. This means that rookies were not eligible. Also, players could not have missed significant time due to injury or other problems, as they would most certainly have improved after playing a full season to this point.
Finally, and most obvious, their statistics had to be improved over the 2010-11 season.
Here are the players I designated as most improved on every team, along with honorable mentions for others who were considered, but didn't make the final cut.