Every NHL Team's Most Pleasantly Surprising Player of 2013-14

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Every NHL Team's Most Pleasantly Surprising Player of 2013-14
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The NHL's 2013-14 regular season had its share of highs and lows, triumphs and disappointment, success and heartbreak. It also had its share of surprises, many involving individual players.

Some were rookies who exceeded expectations, dazzling fans with the promise of their skills. Others were young veterans who, after struggling early in their careers, enjoyed long-awaited breakthrough seasons.

Several veterans proved capable of surprising NHL fans. A future Hall of Fame forward showed he can still carry a team's offense. A seemingly washed-up defenseman used a training camp tryout as a springboard to resurrecting his career. A veteran two-way forward became a surprising scoring star. A once-unheralded goaltender became a Vezina candidate.

Here's look at every NHL team's most pleasantly surprising players for this season.

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