All throughout the NHL season, I will be following the stars of tomorrow. My criteria for these players is two years in the NHL or less than 160 games combined (with minor exceptions).
Many players take that next big step in their third year and they really come into their own. For some its sooner and for others later, but the development of a star is fascinating to watch.
The rankings will be updated as the season unfolds to reflect who's living up to expectations and who is not.
Next month, I'll rank the rising stars according to position. But for now let's take a look at who had a great first month to start the new season.