While the NHL lockout hasn’t been beneficial to most of those affected, this extended offseason has allowed many young players to compete professionally elsewhere and could help speed their development.
The No. 1 pick in recent drafts has produced some of the NHL's biggest stars. Players like Sidney Crosby have changed the game of hockey. Still, the wheel of stardom keeps turning.
Last season, it was Adam Henrique of the New Jersey Devils and Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche announcing their presence.
So, who’s next?