Daniel Sedin, Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin has tallied at least 67 points in each of his last seven non-lockout seasons, including six years of 45 or more assists. Like his brother Henrik, Daniel has consistently earned below market value in order to help the Canucks construct a championship-caliber roster under the salary cap.
However, Sedin has taken over 200 shots in each of the last seven non-lockout seasons and doesn't display the same work ethic defensively that other players on this list show each game.
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins superstar is an elite playmaker and unlike most offensive superstars, he's willing to play defense and impact games physically.
But compared to nearly all of the players on this list, Malkin looks for his own offense (265.5 shots per season before 2013) a bit more often than getting his teammates involved. That's not a bad thing, however, evidenced by his ability to score 40-50 goals when healthy.
The Russian forward is certainly an unselfish player, but he barely misses this list.
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stamkos is arguably the best offensive player in the NHL, but he doesn't go looking for attention or display the same me-first attitude common in young superstars. Despite his amazing goal-scoring ability, Stamkos has still tallied 155 assists over the last four years by using the offensive talent around him.
With that said, Stamkos is a shoot-first player (257.25 shots per game over the last four years), but it's hard to complain with the results because he's scored more goals (185) than anyone since the start of the 2009-10 season.
It wouldn't be a surprise if the Tampa Bay Lightning star made future versions of this list.
Nicholas Goss is an NHL Lead Writer at Bleacher Report. He was also a credentialed writer at the 2011 and 2013 Stanley Cup Final, as well as the 2013 NHL draft.