Teemu Pulkkinen (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jordan Weal, C (Los Angeles Kings) O'Neill and Weal were the top two scorers last season on the AHL-champion Monarchs and finished first and third overall in regular season scoring, respectively. While O'Neill was regular season MVP, Weal took home playoff MVP honors after posting 22 points in 19 post-season contests. Weal also spent three full seasons in the 'A', but the 23-year-old's production the past two seasons stayed consistent, with final point totals of 70 and 69 in 2013-14 and 2014-15, respectively. Shane Prince, LW (Ottawa Senators) Prince was sixth in AHL scoring last year with 65 points for the Binghamton Senators. He also made his NHL debut in 2014-15, skating in two games with Ottawa, registering an assist in his first game, before making the squad out of camp this season. The 22-year-old demonstrated consistent offensive growth in the AHL, going from 35 to 48 to 65 points over three seasons. Teemu Pulkkinen, LW (Detroit Red Wings) Do the Red Wings have another hidden gem in this 2010 fourth-round draft pick? Detroit is known for producing players through years of patience with AHL development and Pulkkinen could be the next one. The 23-year-old led the AHL in goals last season with 34 and if not for spending almost half the season with the Wings, the young Finn probably would've led the league in points, too. He finished tied for 10th in AHL scoring with 61 points in 46 games. Chris Wideman, D (Ottawa Senators) This 25-year-old defenseman broke out offensively in his second year pro with Binghamton in 2013-14, notching 51 points (33 more than his rookie year) – good for fourth among AHL D-men. He improved further last season, more than doubling his goal production from nine to 19, leading AHL 'D' in points with 61 (tied 10th overall) and earning AHL top defenseman honors.
Devils winger Brian O'Neill reflects on his NHL debut Saturday night in Washington. http://t.co/QoUB1NsMoM— Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) October 11, 2015