Hemsky has been mentioned on these list since he first "brokeout" in 2005-06 with 77 points in 81 games. Many expected the young star to soon break the 80 point plateau, and maybe even the 90.
Alas, that has yet to happen, as the closest he has gotten to the 77 is 71 points in 74 games in 2007-2008. However, the improvement is there, having put up a career high in goals in 2008-2009 with 23, and potting 22 points in only 22 games last season. Many believe that had he not been injured, last year would have finally been the year.
Coming off a major shoulder injury is no laughing matter however, and it may slow Hemsky down. But with a rejuvenated Dustin Penner and up and comers like Jordan Eberle, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and 1st overall pick Taylor Hall, this could be the year.
GP: 80 G: 25 A: 60 P: 85