1. Luke Hughes
Luke Hughes is going to impact the New Jersey Devils and NHL right away.
Luke Hughes played two regular season games with the New Jersey Devils last season. He had one assist and an overtime game-winning goal so to say it got off to a good start would be an understatement.
Of course, Hughes also played in a handful of playoff games as well. He played very well in most of them and ended up being relied on a lot as the second series against the Carolina Hurricanes went along.
Now, Hughes enters this season looking to take even another step in what is his true rookie season. After that short NHL run last year and a dominant performance at the University of Michigan for the last two seasons, he is ready for big things in his career.
Hughes is probably the top candidate right now to challenge Connor Bedard for the Calder Trophy. He is surrounded by a ton of talent in New Jersey which includes his brother Jack Hughes.
Their power play is going to be loaded and he is going to collect a lot of points at 5 on 5 because of his skill meshing with everyone around him. It is going to be a treat to watch all year long.