With a new NHL franchise set to craft their roster in just 3 days, it got me thinking.. who is each team’s most valuable player? I’m gonna run through every team and answer that, as well as that team’s most valuable prospect.
Top Player: Justin Faulk, 25, Defense.
Top Prospect: Haydn Fleury, 20, Defense.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Top Player: Sergei Bobrovsky, 28, Goalie.
Top Prospect: Sonny Milano, 21, Wing.
New Jersey Devils
Top Player: Taylor Hall, 25, Wing.
Top Prospect: Michael McLeod, 19, Wing.
New York Islanders
Top Player: John Tavares, 26, Center.
Top Prospect: Kieffer Bellows, 19, Wing.
New York Rangers
Top Player: Henrik Lundqvist, 35, Goalie.
Top Prospect: Pavel Buchnevich, 22, Center.
Top Player: Claude Giroux, 29, Center.
Top Prospect: Travis Sanheim, 21, Defense.
Top Player: Sidney Crosby, 29, Center.
Top Prospect: Daniel Sprong, 20, Wing.
Top Player: Braden Holtby, 27, Goalie.
Top Prospect: Ilya Samsonov, 20, Goalie.
Top Player: David Pastrnak, 21, Wing.
Top Prospect: Charlie McAvoy, 19, Defense.
Top Player: Jack Eichel, 20, Center.
Top Prospect: Alexander Nylander, 19, Wing.
Detroit Red Wings
Top Player: Dylan Larkin, 20, Center.
Top Prospect: Evgeny Svechnikov, 20, Wing.
Top Player: Aaron Ekblad, 21, Defense.
Top Prospect: Henrik Borgstrom, 19, Center.
Top Player: Carey Price, 29, Goalie.
Top Prospect: Zachary Fucale, 22, Goalie.
Top Player: Erik Karlsson, 27, Defense.
Top Prospect: Thomas Chabot, 20, Defense.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Top Player: Steven Stamkos, 27, Center.
Top Prospect: Mikhail Sergachev, 18, Defense.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Top Player: Auston Matthews: 19, Center.
Top Prospect: Jeremy Bracco, 20, Wing.
Top Player: Jonathan Toews, 29, Center.
Top Prospect: Nick Schmaltz, 21, Center.
Top Player: Nathan MacKinnon, 21, Center.
Top Prospect: Mikko Rantanen, 20, Center.