An NHL team cannot succeed without veterans - players who are experienced and are good role models. However, those veterans were once just teenagers, hoping for a chance to play in the NHL. Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Steve Yzerman and Bobby Orr fit that category.
An NHL also needs young guys in order to succeed - hard-nosed, energetic players looking for a taste of professional hockey. These guys are the inspiration, they are the players who show the drive, the hunger, and the passion towards making an NHL roster. And once they make it, there's no telling what they will be capable of achieving at the NHL level.
With that, here are the five best teenagers to join the NHL since 1990.