Nail Yakupov, the No.1 overall pick in last year's NHL entry draft, and Justin Schultz, the highly sought-after free agent out of the University of Wisconsin, have been as good as advertised so far in 2013.
The two extremely talented rookies have a combined 15 points this season and have accounted for nine of the Oilers' 24 total goals.
Yakupov has established excellent chemistry with linemates Sam Gagner and Alex Hemsky and has benefited from the open ice that the two playmakers have afforded him so far.
The talented Russian has managed to score some extremely timely goals for the Oilers and has also played with a surprising amount of physicality so far.
Not to mention, Yakupov also had the celebration of the year after his game-tying goal with 4.7 seconds left to go against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.
Justin Schultz has been equally impressive this year, and while his offensive skills were highly touted, the 22-year-old has been a rock on the Oilers' blue line this season.
Ralph Krueger has relied on the rookie in key situations this year, showing a significant amount of trust in his abilities to perform in the defensive zone.