1. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Already a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Blackhawks, Kane, 27, had NHL career-highs of 46 goals, 60 assists and 106 points in 82 games last season to
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2. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Crosby and the Penguins benefited from general manager Jim Rutherford’s in-season shake-up that focused on increasing depth and speed. The result was the ultimate reward, Crosby’s second Stanley Cup title. The Pittsburgh captain, 29, stayed healthy, playing in 80 games, and rebounded from an early-season scoring slump, surging to finish third in the League in points with 85 (36 goals, 49 assists). In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he had six goals, including three game-winners, and Men’s Reebok Montreal Canadiens 6 Greg Pateryn Authentic Stitched Away White Ice Hockey Jersey 19 points to earn the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Ovechkin scored 50 goals for the third consecutive season in 2015-16 and led the
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4. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars
Benn, 27, had an NHL career-high 89 points (41 goals, 48 assists) last season and was a finalist for the Hart Trophy as league MVP following his 87-point total (35 goals, 52 assists) the season before. He has become a model of durability, missing one game over the past three seasons, despite having hip surgery twice in 2015. He also signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension with the Stars on July 15, so the dynamic duo of Benn and Tyler Seguin, signed through 2018-19, is one Dallas fans can enjoy for years to come.
5. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
Toews, 28, has finished in the top four in Selke Trophy voting for the League’s best defensive forward in six of the past seven seasons. He scored the fewest
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6. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks
Pavelski, 32, arguably was the best forward in the 2016 playoffs with 23 points (14 goals, nine assists) in 24 games. He hasn’t missed a regular-season game since the 2010-11 season, and has 116 goals in the past three seasons, second to Alex Ovechkin (154). He also is one of the most versatile forwards in the League, able to excel and at center and on the wing, and at even strength, on the power play and the penalty kill.
7. John Tavares, New York Islanders
Tasked with helping the Islanders rebuild when he arrived in 2009, Tavares, 25, has become the captain and face of the franchise, on track to join the list of club legends whose jersey numbers hang in the rafters at Barclays Center. He has been a Hart Trophy finalist twice in the past four seasons, and will look to have a more expanded role with Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 in September.
8. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Kopitar, 28, signed an eight-year contract extension worth a reported $80 million with the Kings in January, and he has done plenty to earn it. At the time, Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter said Kopitar was “worth every penny.” A top-line center who is elite at both ends of the ice, Kopitar won the Selke and Lady Byng
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9. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars
Seguin, 24, was the No. 2 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft and has fulfilled his promise as a franchise player with the Stars. He showed flashes of his incredible talent
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10. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Malkin, 30, has scored more than a point per game in five straight seasons, and in nine of his 10 in the NHL. He has missed between 13 and 25 games in each of the past four regular seasons, but when he is healthy, he has been one of the dominant offensive forces in the League, a blend of skill, power and speed. He had 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in 23 playoff games to help the Penguins win the Stanley Cup for the second time in his career.
11. Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning
Stamkos, 26, has been one of the most consistent scorers since his rookie season in 2008-09. The No. 1 pick in the 2008 NHL Draft has had at least 23 goals in each of his eight seasons, topping 40 goals four times and 50 goals twice, including an NHL career-high 60 in 2011-12, which earned him his second Rocket Richard Trophy as the League’s top goal-scorer. In 569 NHL games, Stamkos has 562 points (312 goals, 250 assists), trailing only Ovechkin in goals since entering the League.
12. Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Tarasenko, 24, has finished in the top five in goals in each of the past two seasons and has increased his goals and point totals every season since joining the NHL in 2012-13, culminating with a career-high 74 points (40 goals, 34 assists) last season. He ranked in the top 10 with 12 power-play goals last season and had seven game-winners, including two in overtime. His success last season also carried over into the playoffs with nine goals and six assists in 20 games. He has 19 goals in 33 career postseason games.