Who will be the next Steven Stamkos?
The Tampa Bay Lightning sniper wasn’t always the NHL's top gun. Four years ago he was coming off a rookie season that saw him total 23 goals and 46 points after being taken with the first pick in the 2008 NHL Draft. Those were nice numbers, but nowhere near good enough to make him even a finalist for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.
One season later, however, Stamkos was the toast of Tampa Bay after scoring a League-high 51 goals in his breakout season. He's gone on to score more goals the past five seasons than anyone in the NHL.
Here are seven candidates for a breakout season (if not a Stamkos-like one) in 2013-14: