While there were many great team performances during the month of October in the NHL, there were also individual players stepping up and making a name for themselves.
These players scored highlight-reel goals, played shutdown defense and made key saves at the right time to keep their teams in close game. They let the league know they were on the scene and are hoping to be there to stay.
Fans and opposing players need to get used to hearing these players' names as the season wears on.
Here are 15 rising stars in the NHL.