I'm going to make a list of 10 players that either are rookies, second year players or players that played in games last season but didn't qualify as rookies (in other words, didn't play enough games).
What is going into consideration isn't just how many goals, assists or points the player may get, but how effective they will be. If it's a defenceman, will he be a shutdown guy or put up points, etc. If it's a forward, it may be how much energy he brings to the ice every night, etc.
While most of the players on this list will have a good point total at the end of the season, some of them may be surprising.
Comment on the list, provide other guys you think should be included. What rookies are going to be instant stars, what second year player or someone who played last year but didn't qualify as a rookie is going to have a breakout season.
So here we go, the 10th player on the list a right winger from the New York Islanders.