NHL Rookies with the Highest Hockey IQs

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NHL Rookies with the Highest Hockey IQs

There is little doubt that this is one of the deepest and most talented rookie classes in several years.

Players like Nathan MacKinnon, Seth Jones, Sean Monahan and Tomas Hertl give the 2013-14 rookies a certain sense of excitement because they are game-changing players who bring talent, athleticism and intelligence to their teams.

That last factor is often what separates good players from great ones. MacKinnon was the top pick in the draft last June because he knows what to do to take advantage of his overwhelming skill set.

Here's a look at the 2013-14 rookies with the most hockey intelligence.

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