Five Players That Could Be NHL Stars

The beauty of being a professional sports fan is choosing what sport,teams, or players one wishes to follow. Some fans like a teams physicalty,some fans are attracted to a players speed,or some fans just enjoy the athletes personality. In this article we will examine five young NHL rookies that could turn into future stars.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     One player to watch is Torontos’ Auston Mathews. Mathews is one of the brightest young players in the game. Mathews was the Leafs  first round pick two years ago. Last year he scored 40 goals and 29assists for 69 points. Only nineteen years old Mathews has the ability to achieve greatness. If he can stay healthy, he could be a very exciting player to watch for years to come .                                                                                                                                                                                Buffalo has one, of the leagues best young defenseman in Jack Eichel. Eichel was a 2015 lottery pick out of Boston University. In his first year Eichel netted 24 goals,and 33assists, for 57 points. Eichel brings, a strong physical presence to the Sabre defense. Eichel made the NHLs’ All Rookie team in 2016/17. Could very well be the face of the franchise for years to come.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Winger David Pastrnak of the Bruins was recently awarded a six year contract. Pastrnak came into his own in 2016/17 scoring 34 goals,and adding 36 assist for 70 points. The question is can he do it year after year?Playing with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron can only help.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Florida has a gifted young center in Alexander Barkov.. Last year Barkov scored 21 goals, and 31 assist for 57 points,in only 61 games. The year before he scored 28 goals,  along with 31 assist for 50  points. If Barkov can stay healthy he could be one of the leagues top centers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Like his teammate Alexander Barkov, the Panthers Vincent Trocheck is an up and coming young center. In two years Trocheck has only missed one game while scoring 28 goals and 23 repectively. Trocheck is also one of the teams fastest skaters. If he can stay healthy he could be could be one of the games top scorers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 It’s virtually impossible which players will become stars.But so far this group has made a big impact on their teams. Aside from injury only time can measure how how great a player is.