Five NHL Potential Breakout Candidates in 2015-2016


The best things come for those who wait, or atleast that is how the age-old saying goes. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at five players to which the after-mentioned mantra applies, and who are potentially primed for a breakout season beginning this Fall. All of the players listed have varying experience in the NHL, but I feel this year is the year that it all comes together for these talented players listed below. In no particular order, here’s the list.

player. 91. This hometown product logged 81 games for the Senators last season putting up 21 points in the process, which was good for second-most points amongst defensemen on the team trailing only <strong><a href=. D. Ottawa Senators. Cody Ceci. 1

19. Fresh off of signing a 1-year bridge deal, this is a make or break year for Kuznetsov. After finishing 7th on the team in the points category in the regular season, and tying <strong><a href=. C/LW. Washington Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov. 2. player

After a great showing in the 2013-2014 season, Hertl took a major step backwards in his first full season last year. In playing the entire 82 games, he managed only 13 goals and 31 points. However, I wouldn’t begin to give up on the 2012 First Round pick over a sophomore slump just yet, as a decent camp entering the season could once again get him on either of the top two lines immediately. The Sharks possess very talented veteran forwards, which should help the young Czech’s game progress quickly once comfortable. A natural born scorer like Hertl is bound to make an impact, and this season could be it.. C/LW. San Jose Sharks. Tomas Hertl. 3. player. 120

94. At the age of 20, Teravainen has already accomplished a task that many 10+ year veterans are still longing for, and that is winning the Cup. I think this should only continue to motivate the young Fin, as the Blackhawks still look to be contenders even despite <a href=. C. Chicago Blackhawks. Teuvo Teravainen. 4. player

Cam Talbot. 5. player. 148. Could this be the year for Edmonton? Well I wouldn’t go that far, but the <a href=. G. Edmonton Oilers

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