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.

Eastern Conference


Metropolitan Division


   Carolina Hurricanes  



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.

                Philadelphia Flyers           

Top Player: Claude Giroux, 29, Center.

Top Prospect: Travis Sanheim, 21, Defense.

                Pittsburgh Penguins      



Top Player: Sidney Crosby, 29, Center.

Top Prospect: Daniel Sprong, 20, Wing.

                Washington Capitals      

Top Player: Braden Holtby, 27, Goalie.

Top Prospect: Ilya Samsonov, 20, Goalie.

Atlantic Division


               Boston Bruins



Top Player: David Pastrnak, 21, Wing.

Top Prospect: Charlie McAvoy, 19, Defense.

                Buffalo Sabres    



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.

                Florida Panthers        



Top Player: Aaron Ekblad, 21, Defense.

Top Prospect: Henrik Borgstrom, 19, Center.

                Montréal Canadiens        

Top Player: Carey Price, 29, Goalie.

Top Prospect: Zachary Fucale, 22, Goalie.

                Ottawa Senators



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.

Western Conference


Central Division


  Chicago Blackhawks



Top Player: Jonathan Toews, 29, Center.

Top Prospect: Nick Schmaltz, 21, Center.


               Colorado Avalanche

Top Player: Nathan MacKinnon, 21, Center.

Top Prospect: Mikko Rantanen, 20, Center.

                Dallas Stars        



Top Player: Jamie Benn, 27, Wing.

Top Prospect: Julius Honka, 20, Defense,

                Minnesota Wild  



Top Player: Ryan Suter, 32, Defense.

Top Prospect: Alex Tuch, 21, Wing.

                Nashville Predators     

Top Player: Roman Josi, 27, Defense.

Top Prospect:  Juuse Saros, 22, Goalie.

                St. Louis Blues    

Top Player: Vladimir Tarasenko, 25, Wing.

Top Prospect: Ivan Barbashev, 21, Center.

                Winnipeg Jets     



Top Player: Mark Scheifele, 24, Center.

Top Prospect: Marko Dano, 22, Center.

Pacific Division


                Anaheim Ducks

Top Player: John Gibson, 23, Goalie.

Top Prospect: Jacob Larsson, 20, Defense.

                Arizona Coyotes              



Top Player: Max Domi, 22, Center.

Top Prospect: Dylan Strome, 20, Center.

                Calgary Flames  



Top Player: Sean Monahan, 22, Center.

Top Prospect: Adam Fox, 19, Defense.

                Edmonton Oilers



Top Player: Connor McDavid, 20, Center.

Top Prospect: Tyler Benson, 19, Wing.             

                Los Angeles Kings          

Top Player; Drew Doughty, 27, Defense.

Top Prospect: Adrian Kempe, 20, Wing.

                San Jose Sharks                 

Top Player: Brent Burns, 32, Defense.

Top Prospect: Danny O’Regan, 23, Center.

                Vancouver Canucks       



Top Player: Bo Horvat, 22, Center.

Top Prospect: Thatcher Demko, 21, Goalie.