One of the most exciting parts of each season is the arrival of the top rookie players who represent the next generation of NHL stars.
Every year we see many ultra-talented rookies make an immediate impact at the NHL level, but only a few can be considered as the best first-year players of all time.
Let's take a look at the greatest rookie seasons in NHL history.
Note: Wayne Gretzky was not selected for this list because he technically was never an NHL rookie based on his WHA experience. He was not eligible for the Calder Trophy as a rookie in 1979-80.