At the NHL level, it's nearly impossible to rely on one player to score goals. If you want to win games, you need to have set-up men that can continuously make smart plays that lead to more goals.
A good set-up man has a few characteristics. Obviously, he has to be a great skater and have good puck control skills.
However, he should also have a great hockey awareness to see which options are open and figure out the best play. When he has a good awareness of what's going on, it will be easier for him to create scoring opportunities
With that said, here are my top five set-up men in the NHL. There were a few tough choices, and if you have anything to say, feel free to leave a comment. I'm interested to hear what your thoughts are, and who you think should be on the list.