This year, rookie Tomas Hertl is giving San Jose Sharks fans plenty of thrills and excitement. With that in mind, we will take a look at five greatest rookie seasons in the history of the Sharks.
This list is not based solely on goals scored or points, although that is a major component of rookie success. Still, defensemen with strong years or goalies with solid rookie seasons are eligible for this list.
Also, no players from this year's team will make this list. The season is only six games old and despite Tomas Hertl's outstanding start, six games do not make a full season. Obviously, if he keeps up his outstanding pace, Hertl will be on this list once this season is completed.
Feel free to comment on this list or to mention any player you feel deserved to be on it but was left off. As always, please indicate why you feel your choice belongs on the list.