Another year passes in the National Hockey League, and another time to reflect is upon us. Names like Claude Giroux, Corey Perry and Steven Stamkos truly have risen to the forefront in terms of being dynamic offensive threats in the league.
While certain names have surprised and dazzled us this year, there are other veterans who you may be surprised to see on this list.
Given his excellent two-way play and valuable intangibles, it could be a little surprising to hear this one, but Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is amongst the top-10 scorers in the 2011 calendar year. In fact, Toews is currently tied with Stamkos for the goal-scoring lead, each having lit the lamp 20 times thus far.
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2011, let's take a look at the 10 players who probably wouldn't mind extending the year a little longer. The following numbers are as of the morning of December 22.