There are a lot of NHL rookies looking to make it big during the 2023-24 season.
We already slightly mentioned Zach Benson of the Buffalo Sabres as an honorable mention when talking about Devon Levi. Benson may not play the entire season in the NHL so he has some work to do still. If he sticks around for the entire year, he will absolutely be worth watching.
Matt Poitras might be the most interesting prospect playing in the NHL to start. He is going to play for this Boston Bruins team that is beginning a new era without Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. It should be fun to see how he does.
Matthew Knies deserves an honorable mention. He came into the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup at the end of 2022-23 after dominating alongside Cooley at the University of Minnesota. Now, he is looking to be a big part of the Maple Leafs going forward.
Matt Coronato of the Calgary Flames is a great player and one that should get their fans out of their seat on a regular basis. He is playing for the Flames out of the gate after a great career at Harvard.
There are sure to be some other rookies that rise to the top this year too but these ones are starting the season with the most hype. It should be amazing theatre to watch them grow and develop into stars of this great league.