30 NHL rookies to watch

Spotlighting 30 first-year NHLers who have gotten off to good starts and look like they'll stick around the big leagues for awhile.

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 05: Mikhail Grigorenko #25 of the Buffalo Sabres dumps the puck in against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on October 5, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 05: Mikhail Grigorenko #25 of the Buffalo Sabres dumps the puck in against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on October 5, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators skates in wramups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Nashville Predators v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators skates in wramups prior to the game against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Sven Baertschi
Sven Baertschi
Sven Baertschi
WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 4: Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets prepares for a faceoff with Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings in second period action during an NHL home opener game at the MTS Centre on October 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Kings v Winnipeg Jets
WINNIPEG, MB - OCTOBER 4: Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets prepares for a faceoff with Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings in second period action during an NHL home opener game at the MTS Centre on October 4, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 10: Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers takes the puck up the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 10, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
Florida Panthers v Tampa Bay Lightning
TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 10: Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers takes the puck up the ice against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 10, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up before NHL action against the Ottawa Senators in the home opener at the Air Canada Centre October 5, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Ottawa Senators v Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up before NHL action against the Ottawa Senators in the home opener at the Air Canada Centre October 5, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
<b>#24 - Jarred Tinordi </b>| Défenseur<br>Âge: 29<br>Salaire: 900 000$<br><br>
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#24 - Jarred Tinordi | Défenseur
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Salaire: 900 000$

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 04: Stephen Weiss #90 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after Weiss's game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on October 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 04: Stephen Weiss #90 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after Weiss's game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on October 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Captain Tavares scores 2 in Isles' rout of Coyotes
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 04: Stephen Weiss #90 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after Weiss's game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on October 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 04: Stephen Weiss #90 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after Weiss's game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on October 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Red Wings defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Captain Tavares scores 2 in Isles' rout of Coyotes
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Captain Tavares scores 2 in Isles' rout of Coyotes
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Buffalo Sabres v Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 02: Zemgus Girgensons #28 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrates his third-period goal with teammates including Christian Ehrhoff #10 while playing the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on October 2, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 05: Boone Jenner #38 of the Columbus Blue Jackets carries the puck against Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. The Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Captain Tavares scores 2 in Isles' rout of Coyotes
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: Connor Carrick #58 of the Washington Capitals scores his first NHL goal at 7:30 of the second period against the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on October 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Captain Tavares scores 2 in Isles' rout of Coyotes
New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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