Vladimir Tarasenko - This kid is loaded with skill and with 21 goals in his first full NHL season should continue to thrive with all of the talent around him in St. Louis. For a youngster, his +20 is a nice bonus in that category.
Tyler Ennis and Cody Hodgson - The Sabres are going to give these kids a lot of opportunities over the next couple of season (if they stay in Buffalo). They're essentially playing the role of #1 and #2 centers. If you're looking for sneaky scoring depth for next year, these two may see a jump. Ennis would be my first choice.
Chris Kreider - He's seeing top six minutes (prior to his injury) in New York and being surrounded by names like Nash, Richards, Stepan and St. Louis is certainly going to help. He finds a way to add PIMS as well.
Nick Bonino - Anaheim's second line center? Nick Bonino. He can be a little streaky and has had a couple of injuries this year, but he sees powerplay time with Getzlaf and Perry and 20 of his 46 points have come on the PP.
Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, Alex Killorn, Jonathan Drouin, Adam Erne, Cody Kunyk - Tampa's rookies are right near the top in freshmen scoring this year and they don't seem to be going anywhere. Add Drouin, Erne and Kunyk to the mix sometime soon. Think of it this way, at least one of them is going to be permanently seeing time with the world's most natural goal scorer.
Cam Atkinson and Boone Jenner - The Blue Jackets are rounding into form as a legitimate playoff contender and while it's been more Atkinson than Jenner doing the damage, both have bright futures in Columbus.
Evgeny Kuznetsov - He's showing glimpses of what made him worthy of being a first round pick. If he finds time on the powerplay with Ovechkin and Backstrom he could really take off next year.
Valeri Nichushkin - The Stars forward is taking advantage of 15 minutes of ice time per game. While his 32 points aren't eye popping, he shows flashes of brilliance. Being teamed with other youngsters Benn and Seguin should help him develop into a top talent. More powerplay time would be nice.
Mikael Granlund - A breakout performance in Sochi, Granlund is poised for a bigger role in Minnesota next season. There is some great top six talent there. Add Granlund to that list.
Sean Monahan - If you're looking for a sneaky goal supply with future upside, Monahan may be a fit if you have room on your roster. 19 goals as a rookie with Calgary shouldn't be overlooked for long.
Tomas Hertl - Before going down with a season ending knee injury, Hertl was leading the rookie scoring race. His 15 goals in 35 games were impressive, but be sure to temper expectations considering he was shooting at a 16% success rate and four of those goals infamously came in one game. Still, he's a top flight talent surrounded by incredible skill.
Tyler Toffoli - The Kings rookie has played well chipping in 28 points in 54 games. What's even more impressive is his +20. Think Justin Williams here.
Tomas Tatar - Tatar's late season surge is being overlooked due to teammate Gustav Nyquist's success, but don't let Tatar fall too far next summer.
Brendan Gallagher - Obnoxious, chippy and skilled, Gallagher has netted 39 points to go along with 71 PIMS this season. He could turn into a nice multi-category asset.
Aleksander Barkov - Barkov's season was cut short and while he didn't post a lot of points, his skill and presence on the ice really stood out. If the Panthers bring in more talent to surround him with he's definitely worth keeping a close eye on.
Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson - Young talent on the Island is going to find it's way onto a line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo at some point. That's an awfully nice spot to be in.
Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg - These two youngsters are seeing more and more responsibility. There were even rumors at the trade deadline that due to their play, Louis Eriksson may have been available in a trade.
Tyson Barrie and Erik Johnson - Did you know Erik Johnson is still only 25 years old? Plenty of room for growth there and he seems to be hitting his stride. Barrie may also be a good addition as a depth defenseman.
Dougie Hamilton - He's finally seeing regular time with Boston and it's starting to show. Stash him away if you want to grab this multi-category helper.
Seth Jones - He's shown the talent that made him an early pick, but his overall game is still rounding into form. It may be another season for Jones, but he may be worth the late round gamble.
Jacob Trouba - Already seeing over 22 minutes a game and adds a little bit of everything to your roster. Keep an eye on this guy.
Hampus Lindholm - He's racking up valuable time with Anaheim and is near the league leaders in +/- while chipping in 26 points so far this season. He and Cam Fowler are the future of the Ducks blueline.
Eric Gelinas - Scoring doesn't come easily in New Jersey (tied for the fourth lowest output in the league), so considering Gelinas has put up 27 points (16 ppp) he may be worth a late round flier next year.
Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly - Someone has to man the powerplay for years to come in Toronto. Phaneuf and Franson are one unit. Why not take a run at one of these two offensive minded youngsters?
Ryan Murray - He was playing well in Columbus before going down with a knee injury. 20 points in 61 games isn't bad for a rookie and he has Jack Johnson and James Wisniewski to learn from. High ceiling for Murray.
Ryan Murphy - I got to see him in the preseason this year and while it wasn't against all NHL regulars, Murphy looked very smooth and confident with the puck. He and Sekera may be manning the powerplay together before long.
Simon Despres and Olli Maatta - The Pens don't have a choice but to give their young defensemen a look. Maatta has really taken advantage of the opportunity and will surely be a regular come next season.
Anton Khudobin - Cam Ward's time appears to be done in Carolina and Khudobin has really played well the last two seasons. His first crack as a starter this year showed he's ready for the challenge. Adding him this season wouldn't be cheating in the least if you're looking for wins down the stretch.
Darcy Kuemper - The Wild third stringer is playing the role of starter now and he's running with it. Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom just can't stay healthy (wishing both of them all the best in recovery, though) and it may be Kuemper's job to lose next season.
Jake Allen - Blues GM Doug Armstrong recently told 590 The Fan in Toronto that he'd love to keep Ryan Miller in the fold, but if he doesn't stay that the team is comfortable moving forward with Allen as its starter. If he doesn't start, he'd still be a great addition and likely give Vancouver Cory Schneider-like numbers.
Cam Talbot, Martin Jones, Alex Stalock, Chad Johnson - These guys are just a step below Allen because they are less likely to end up as a starter. Still, Talbot and Jones sit behind great goaltenders and will likely pull strong matchups next season and give solid numbers.
Eddie Lack - Hard to believe the youngster is already Vancouver's go-to guy, but he is. The concern here is where the team is trending. (Hint: the opposite of up) - If Kesler does move this offseason a lot of next season will depend on what they get in return. Lack is a big wait and see right now.
Frederick Andersen and John Gibson - Oddly enough, one of the best teams in the league may have the biggest questions in net leading into next season. Hiller is unrestricted and Andersen and Gibson appear ready for the next step. Who's going to be starting for this team next year?