For all 30 franchises across the NHL, training camps will begin this week with a plethora of fresh faces and hungry newcomers.
Movers and shakers from the 2013 free-agency crop, trade market and draft class will attempt to make their mark in their new home. Meanwhile, coaching staffs will try to sort out the roster contenders from the one-year-away's and find depth chart slots for new arrivals.
From the fan perspective, training camp offers an opportunity to see players grow into their niches before the season faces off next month.
Which recently acquired stars and highly touted prospects should be most worth keeping an eye on as September progresses? We point out 15 particularly intriguing players on the coming slides.
Note: Players listed in alphabetical order.