Each year, there a handful of NHL players who exceed even the loftiest of expectations with surprisingly productive performances.
Unfortunately, many of these players never again come close to matching their breakout seasons, and forever become labeled as 'one-hit wonders'.
To become known as a one-hit wonder, a player must have at least one exceptional season or postseason, followed by an extreme drop-off in their play the next season.
A good number of the names that fall into this category have been largely forgotten by hockey fans, primarily because they weren't in the spotlight long enough to be remembered.
With that in mind, here's a look at the nine best one-hit wonders in NHL history.