The NHL’s best and worst players are now in their 30s and 40s, but there are still plenty of prospects that still have a lot to prove.
Here’s a look at what’s to come from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Colorado.1.
Jack Eichel, SabresJack Eicher, the Sabres rookie of the year in 2015-16, is just 25 years old.
In that same season, he had just 14 goals and 33 assists in 72 games, for a total of 19 points (five goals, 11 assists).
His career points per game average was just .96.
Eiche, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound winger, had the same season with the Sabres as he did with the Islanders in 2012-13, when he had 18 goals and 26 assists in 70 games.
He was drafted by the Sabres in the second round (No. 55) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but he’s never been able to recapture his 2011-12 form.
Eich was traded to the Sabres from the Islanders on June 28, 2016.2.
Connor McDavid, OilersConnor McDavid’s hockey career began in 2011-13.
He spent his first three seasons in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers, and then went to the ECHL’s Edmonton Hitmen, where he won a Calder Cup with the Portland Pirates in 2014-15.
McDavid was drafted third overall by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry.
He played for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins from 2017-18, where the Penguins finished last in the Atlantic Division.
McNaughton signed McDavid to a three-year, $15 million contract with the Oilers on July 31, 2018, after he was released by the Pittsburgh Penguins.3.
Mikko Koivu, Hurricanes Mikko was born on February 17, 1995, and has been playing professional hockey since he was 10 years old, when the Finnish National Hockey League team Finland won gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship.
He has a career NHL points per minute average of 2.19, and he is considered to be one of the top players in the world.
He had 14 goals, 17 assists and 48 penalty minutes in 77 games in 2017-2018.4.
Connor Carrick, HurricanesConnor Carrick was born July 7, 1994, and played his first professional season in 2018-19 with the Hurricanes.
He finished third on the team with 53 points (21 goals, 32 assists) in 69 games.
Carrick’s career NHL point per game averages were 2.25, 2.33 and 18.104.22.168.
Dylan Strome, Oilers Dylan Strom has played in the AHL since 2015-2016, but the former Harvard hockey star played his final game in the 2016-17 season.
Strom had seven goals, eight assists and 36 penalty minutes for the Hershey Bears in the NCAA’s Hockey East.
Strome has three goals, two assists and seven penalty minutes this season.7.
Jordan Eberle, PanthersJordan Eberles first pro season began in 2012.
He joined the Panthers as a free agent, and went on to play one season with Charlotte, New Jersey.
He scored three goals in 23 games.
Eberlets career points and goals per game totals were 1.80 and 1,100.8.9.
Dylan Larkin, Blackhawks Dylan Larkins first pro year began in 2015.
He made his NHL debut in 2017 with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Larkings career points were 5-4-10 with a plus-5 rating in 37 games.10.
Mikael Granlund, Blackhawks Mikael played his rookie season with Sweden in the World Junior Championships, where his two goals and three assists in 15 games helped his country win gold at that year’s tournament.
He then spent a year with the New York Islanders.11.
Dylan McIlrath, Islanders Dylan McIrlath’s career first NHL goal came on March 2, 2010, in an Islanders victory over the Washington Capitals.
His career goals total is six-17-17.12.
Connor Hellebuyck, CanucksConnor Hellebuys NHL career started in 2014, when his junior hockey career ended with a goal and two assists in seven games.
The 6-4, 205-pound forward had one goal and five assists in 34 games as a rookie with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League.
Helle bought his way out of the AHL and signed with the Canucks as an unrestricted free agent on March 30, 2018.13.
Jakub Voracek, Stars Jakub was born in December 2008 and played four seasons in Columbus before joining the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018.
He signed a one-year contract with Florida on June 17, 2019, and had one assist in two games with the Lightning in 2017.14.
Jordan Nolan, DevilsJordan Nolan, who was