"What player would I want if I was going to build an NHL team tomorrow?"
This is the question I asked myself while constructing this list.
There are hundreds and hundreds of NHL players, but any franchise that wants to be successful knows that they need that centerpiece player to build around.
Finding these caliber of men is extremely difficult. A true cornerstone plays an all-around game, leads by example each shift and is a respected voice in the locker room.
These players are the best of the best on and off the ice. Here are my top 25 franchise cornerstone players in the NHL.