You only get one chance to make a first impression. Everyone has heard that statement. It holds true in everyday circumstances, and it holds true for athletes, in this case young NHL players.
A handful of NHL rookies entered the NHL for the 2011-12 season and excelled, setting the bar very high for their second NHL campaign. These are the players that cannot afford a sophomore slump; these are players that through their talent have left the fans and their teams expecting more from them in both the near and distant future.
What follows are the players that will be under the spotlight when they take the ice for their second NHL season.