Over the course of the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL campaign, a number of rookies emerged as budding stars and will be looking to build off of their strong first-year performances heading into 2013-14.
No, it wasn't a class that featured slam-dunk superstars, as was the case following the last lockout, when Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby took the league by storm in 2005-06.
Nonetheless, there were a handful of promising young talents who appear destined to have long, productive careers at the NHL level. But in order to take the next step in that direction, they'll need to avoid slumping during their sophomore seasons.
Heading into the 2013-14 season, here's a look at how each of last year's top rookies will fare as NHL sophomores.