After appearing in 54 games in his rookie season in 2011-12, Slava Voynov played in all 48 games of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
He improved significantly from one season to the next, playing solid defense and racking up six goals and 19 assists for 25 points and a plus-five rating. But he didn't stop there. The Russian blueliner took it up another notch in the playoffs and was arguably the team's best defenseman, with 13 points in 18 games.
That performance helped him earn a six-year, $25 million contract. A contract he hasn't lived up to early on this season.
Voynov has blocked just 13 shots, has the second most giveaways on the team (21) and hasn't generated scoring chances from the blue line.
However, Voynov is just 23 years old and may simply be experiencing the first major cold streak of his career. Given time, and perhaps a change in defensive partners, Voynov should turn things around.