Chris Kreider and the 15 Best Rookie Performances in Playoff History

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Chris Kreider and the 15 Best Rookie Performances in Playoff History
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In the New York Rangers 2012 Stanley Cup playoff run, fans were enamored with the emergence of the young Chris Kreider. 

The Boston College product signed with the Rangers just days after leading BC to a national championship.

Kreider's emergence in the 2012 playoffs was special for New York's fans and gave Rangers fans something to look forward to in the years to come. His jump from college to the pros at the most crucial time of the year gave the Rangers a spark and helped them reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

Kreider finished the playoffs with five goals and two assists in 18 games. Had the Rangers moved on, Kreider could have had one of the best rookie performances in playoff history.

While Rangers fans will not forget Kreider's performance any time soon, here are 15 rookie performances that will be etched in our memories as the best ever.

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