Researchers and producers from NHL Network picked their top 40 breakout players of the 2015-16 season for a special program to be broadcast during the summer.
8. Kyle Palmieri, RW, New Jersey Devils
Palmieri, acquired by the Devils from Anaheim at the 2015 NHL Draft, played 82 games and had career-highs in goals (30), assists (27) and points (57); his previous highs were 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points. Palmieri had 11 power-play goals and 23 power-play points; he had seven power-play goals and 14 power-play points in his first five NHL seasons combined.
Palmieri led the Devils in goals, points, power-play points and shots on goal (222), and he had a four-game goal streak from Dec. 4-11. Palmieri played an average of 17:48 per game, three-plus minutes more than his previous career-high.
See the rest of the list at NHL.com.