2021 Hockey Eligibles

From the Province of Quebec, Alexandre Burrows went from undrafted to alternate captain, and aren’t the Vancouver Canucks happy they signed him.  Burrows is known for being a pesky agitator by most fans, but he actually has three 50 Point seasons and is often the most entertaining player on the ice.  Although he has never finished in the top ten, six times he received votes…
Brian Gionta was a good two way player over his sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League and everywhere he went he was lauded for his leadership.  This includes his pre-NHL days where he was the captain of his Boston College team that would win the NCAA Championship.
From the upcoming hockey nation of Germany, Christian Ehrhoff had a good career in the National Hockey League where he broke in with the San Jose Sharks.  After a 42 Point season with San Jose in 2008/09 he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks where for two seasons he put up his best seasons in the NHL where he finished seventh and tenth in Defensive…
Daniel Sedin, the twin brother of former Hart Trophy winner, Henrik Sedin was the sniper while his brother was the playmaker.  While Daniel may not have a Hart Trophy on his mantle it is not like it is bare.  
Known for his blue line tenacity, Francois Beauchemin made a Second Team All Star in the 2012/13 season and he would finish fourth in Norris Trophy voting that year.  While he never had a regular season like that again he would win a Stanley Cup earlier in his career with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
Anyone who wins the Hart Trophy basically is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame.Is Henrik the exception?
Despite playing his entire career in an Original Six city, Henrik Zetterberg had a brilliant under the radar career.  The Swedish Centre was the runner-up for the Calder Trophy in 2003 and two seasons later he would develop into one of the most well rounded players in the National Hockey League.
Arriving to the NHL at the age of 28, Mark Streit arrived as a brilliant swing player whose offensive sensibilities from the blueline position made him a very effective two way player. Streit would really come into his own as a member of the New York Islanders and would earn the distinction of being the first Swiss born captain of an NHL team. An All…
Known for his leadership, two way hockey and (his wife, Carrie Underwood), Mike Fisher spent a lot of time with the Ottawa Senators would later Captain the Nashville Predators.  Fisher was regarded a very good defensive forward and three times he was in the top ten in Frank J. Selke Award voting.  An All Star in 2015, Fisher would go down as one of the…
One of the members of the Chicago Blackhawks three Stanley Cup wins of the 2010’s (2010, 2013 & 2015) Patrick Sharp was one of the better defensive forwards of his era.  Sharp spent the majority of his professional career with Chicago and he was often a fringe contender for the Frank J. Selke Award and in the 2007-08 he finished first in the National Hockey…
Paul Martin may have played for some good and high profile teams over his career (New Jersey, Pittsburgh and San Jose) and the Defenseman was also chosen to represent the United States of America multiple times but this is still someone who a case can be made was an underrated player.  Martin was a two time champion with the University of Minnesota (2002 & 2003)…
A productive Right Winger over his NHL career, Radim Vrbata has had three seasons where he eclipsed the 60 Point mark.  An All Star in 2015, Vrbata also is a former leader in Power Play Goals (2011-12) and he would score 623 Points in the National Hockey League.
Rick Nash was the first overall pick in the 2002 NHL Draft and he would quickly prove to the Columbus Blue Jackets that they made a good selection.  As a sophomore Nash would put he puck in the net 41 times, which was enough to win the Maurice Richard trophy for the most Goals in a Season.  Nash would never win that award again but…
Scott Hartnell was a very popular and tenacious player over his National Hockey League career who would be named an All Star in 2012 when he was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.  It was when he was with Philly that his career was at its apex as he would have a pair of 30 Goal seasons there and was a large part of their…