The youth movement in the NHL is in full swing as several young teams and players began to emerge over the course of last season. While lots of talk has focused on the youth overload in Edmonton, several other teams have begun stocking up on young stars.
As traditional powerhouses like Detroit have started to age, other teams like Edmonton, and Colorado have been getting younger. Youth does not necessarily lead to immediate wins, but it does set teams up for great success in the coming years.
The teams on this list are teams that featured young stars in their lineup last season, and did not leave them to develop in the AHL or in their respective Jr. leagues. There are other teams that have a strong list of prospects that are not seeing anytime in the NHL.
Here is a look at five teams that have set themselves up for success in coming years by assembling a great core of young players, giving them experience in NHL games, and leaning on them for production.