The days of Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky are long gone, but hockey players of the current generation are strong enough. Some stars are not such shining in the games of season 2015–2016 as in the previous NHL seasons.
But many burgeoning players were able to take up the slack. Some of the best forwards such as John Tavares and Tyler Seguin prove by their skills they deserve to play with the elite scorers. But the NHL still belongs to the veterans.
Although in the current season Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are not leaders in assists and goals, their talent is indisputable and their value is enormous. It’s too early to sum, because the season is not over and many of the best players can still to show themselves at any moment. We present a ranking of the best hockey players 2016.