The simple definition of success is the achievement of a goal or purpose. For prospective NHL players, their goal is to make it with a hockey club, provide them with their individual talents and contribute towards a Stanley Cup.
For Chris Kreider, his debut during the 2011-12 playoffs for the New York Rangers was more than a success—it was an eye opener.
In 18 playoff games, Kreider notched five goals and two assists and was, at times, their best goal-scoring threat. The Boston College alumni played as a boy amongst men, yet still displayed his tremendous offensive ability and speed. It got many thinking what Kreider could do over the course of a full NHL schedule.
Onlookers will find that out in 2012-13, as Kreider has an excellent chance at playing on one of New York's top two lines.
But what about other Rangers rookies? Are there any within the pipeline that could achieve similar success, by coming in and immediately contributing to the team?
Let's take a look.