The popular adage “everything old is new again” is proving to be true for some seasoned NHL veterans this year.
While the usual young guns like Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Stamkos are leading the league in most statistical categories, some NHL players over the age of 35 are more than holding their own against the younger competition.
Whether they are a sniper continuing to pot goals like Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne, a hulking defender scaring the living daylights out of opponents like Boston Bruins blueliner Zdeno Chara, or a veteran goaltender continuing to stonewall opposing teams like New Jersey Devils netminder Martin Brodeur, some veterans are defying Father Time.
The following is a list of NHL players age 35 and over who are off to exceptionally strong starts in this lockout-shortened season.
All statistics via ESPN.