Their forwards aren't necessarily big up and down the lineup, but they buy into a system where playing a two-way game is the primary focus. On the blue line a mix of skilled and shutdown defensemen are rarely caught out of position in the neutral and defensive zones. And, of course, it helps to have Jonathan Quick in goal.
General manager Dean Lombardi will no doubt be looking for many of the same smart, fearless, two-way players when the 2014 draft rolls around.
Here are five players he should take a long look at.
Stats courtesy of HockeyDB.com.