The NHL may have locked its doors and kept its players on the outside, but that doesn't mean many of the NHL's players don't have a chance to play the game at a high level.
European hockey leagues give players a chance to compete. While the leagues may not be as strong as the NHL, they are manned by solid professionals.
The NHL may have underestimated how many NHL players would take advantage of the chance to play overseas. Many of them are playing extremely well, lighting up the scoreboard in European leagues.
Here's our top 13 (stats courtesy of TSN.ca):