Part of the excitement of following the NHL is watching the new generation of stars emerge each year. This year's crop of rookies is a strong bunch, with a number of candidates that could potentially take home the Calder Trophy at the end of the season.
There are returning players who are one year wiser and looking to stick with their team this time around, and players fresh out of junior looking to impress at their first NHL training camp.
All of them are hoping they can make an impact on their NHL squad and become the next big thing.
So, who are this year's front runners for rookie of the year?
Here are five young guns who have the best chance of vying for the coveted Calder Trophy.