Despite a somewhat uneventful offseason that lacked blockbuster moves, a handful of guys have made a difference for new organizations this season.
With the 2011 NHL Playoffs right around the corner, it's time for these newcomers to start earning their pay checks.
The playoff picture is as murky as it has been in years, so every piece to the puzzle will be essential for those teams still fighting for their lives.
Here are the ten best newcomers this season.
Disclaimer: Players were eligible for this list if they joined the team prior to the 2010-2011 season, or in the early part of the season.