The lockout cost fans the an All-Star Game in 2013, and the Winter Olympics in Sochi will prevent an All-Star Game from occurring in 2014. By the time we finally get around to having another All-Star weekend in 2015, there will have been a changing of the guard as far as team representatives go.
Will Daniel Alfredsson, Jarome Iginla and Dennis Wideman still be considered among the best players in the game, three years after they were All-Star players in 2012? While it's possible, it's much more likely that Jonathan Drouin, Ryan Strome and Morgan Rielly will have taken their places among the game's elite by then.
For the purposes of this slideshow, anyone who wouldn't be eligible to win the Calder Trophy next season due to games played in the NHL is no longer a prospect. While guys such as Sven Baertschi and Emerson Etem are outstanding young players, they're beyond the point of just having a cup of coffee in the NHL.
We're looking to find players that haven't spent more than 25 games in the league and that could make the leap to All-Star status within the next three seasons.
All statistical data, including heights, weights and ages, appears courtesy of Hockeydb.com.