Fans are excited as the NHL season finally gets under way this weekend.
At the start of any new campaign, there are certain players who fans focus on a little more for different reasons. Some are returning from injury, some are highly touted rookies and others are on the spot because their position is important to the performance of their teams.
Here is a look at 10 players to watch during the first week of the new season.
Feel free to comment on any players who feel belong on this list and explain why they do.