The NHL’s Central Division’s Next Five Breakout Stars

By Skylar Peters
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The NHL is ready for a new wave of superstars. Toews, Crosby, Ovechkin, and their peers have all spent at least seven years in the league. No division’s future looks brighter than the Central Division, with tons of prospects on teams such as Colorado, Winnipeg, and Chicago. Today, we count down the top five players you’re going to see a lot of coming soon.

Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Nathan MacKinnon puts on a jersey after being introduced as the number one overall pick to the Colorado Avalanche during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports