2. Nick Leddy – The Islanders’ #1 defenseman is benefiting from their offensive resurgence.
3. Nino Niederreiter – Has replaced Zach Parise on the Wild’s top line.
4. Radim Vrbata – A recent scoring binge has Vrbata on track for another big season.
5. Elias Lindholm – Finally scoring at a rate that makes it safe to pull his mug off the milk carton.