For a player to breakout, the NHL will be the perfect place to do that. Different rookies have shown not only good stats in the previous seasons, but also the heart to become future stars.
It is for this that they are expected to breakout every subsequent season due to the improved stats they record in their last seasons. In the 2017/2018 season of the NHL, the following are the top players who are slated to have their breakout season:
Darling is making his debut with the Carolina Hurricanes, after leaving the Chicago Blackhawks in April. His starts for the Blackhawks as a goaltender are impressive and he is expected to put up the same numbers or better, now that he is starting for the Hurricanes. He averaged 2.37 goals and 0.923 save per game in the last 3 seasons for the Blackhawks as a backup goaltender.
He is a two-way winger who can play on the either side of the wing. With his great coring ability, the 22-year old can put the Detroit Red Wings in a different map this year. In his last season playing for the Red Wings, in a full season, he was impressive recording 17 goals, 19 assists in just 60 games. The 221 pound forward still has a lot to prove and this could be his season.
He is only 20 years old and plays for the Colorado Avalanche. Last season he was able to put up 20 goals and 38 points despite the poor performance by his team. He was ranked number 5 among other rookies in the NHL. Get, the latest ice hockey betting tips for the upcoming matches. Read the match previews and predictions from experts to improve your odds on matches from a wide range of ice hockey markets.
His performance last season for the Arizona Coyotes is one to be emulated bearing in mind that the Coyotes performed poorly. However, Dvorak was able to put up fair stats on his record. Of the 78 games played, the offensive player finished with 33 points and 15 goals to rank him at number 4 on goals and 6 on points among his teammates.
He plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning at both the wing and center and he is only 21 years of age. He is one of the few players who can pull that off. If the kind of stats he put up in the last season is anything to go by, then you can expect him to shine this season.
He secured the 8th position among the rookies who registered the most scores in the 2016/2017 season, which puts him in this list. Gain access to wide range of odds from trusted experts and engage in active odds comparison for the upcoming games. Build your confidence with the latest and well-thought odds to increase your chances of winning.
He is one of the teens in the NHL who are making it big with huge plays. At only 19 years of age, Tkachuk made a great first time impression on his debut in the NHL for the Calgary Flames. He came out with 35 assists and 48 points in 76 games, which was impressive for a rookie.
Schmaltz finally got his chance to showcase what he can bring to his current club Chicago Blackhawks. To say the least, he did not disappoint at all. The Blackhawks squad was dogged by injuries last season where centers like Jonathan Toews and Artem Anisimov were out with injuries. This is when Schmaltz had to step in and he parted with 22 assists and 28 points at the end of the season. The 21-year old is expected to do even better this season.
He is only 22 years old and with Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams having left the Washington Capitals, Burakovsky is expected to shine in his fourth NHL season. In the past, he has shown his prowess on the ice, but has no real breakout and this season he is hopeful to change all that.