Celebrate this season's best players with special items that can supercharge your Hockey Ultimate Team.
YOUNG GUNS TOTY
NORTH AMERICA OFFENSIVE TOTY
WORLD OFFENSIVE TOTY
Driving the Colorado Avalanche's top line on a regular basis, Nathan MacKinnon is once again lighting up the league this year with his goal scoring, playmaking, and speed. Already in his sixth year of competition, MacKinnon is at the top of his game on one of the league's best lines, helping the Avs push for a playoff spot.
With a third straight 100-point season in his sights, Connor McDavid is unquestionably the league's most talented player. Despite playing on an Edmonton Oilers team that lacks a supporting cast, the NHL's top skater has carried his club gracefully as their captain – and he could do the same for your Ultimate Team.
Playing on the second line of the league's most dominant team during the regular season, Brayden Point surprisingly emerged as a premier point generator for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Matching his career-high in point totals just 52 games in to the season proves Point is ready to be a dominant force in the league.
Able to create plays that seem impossible, Mitch Marner is a breathtaking player to watch, creating impressive opportunities for his linemates. An elite winger who's yet to hit the prime of his career, Marner's performance this year is just a taste of what's to come, as he matched his career-high in point totals just 57 games into the season.
Prolific goal scoring abilities and a relentless drive to keep the puck are just a couple of the traits that make Auston Matthews an elite player. Having re-signed with the Leafs for the next five years, Matthews is at the helm of of a powerful team, with an unstoppable release helping him become one of the fastest players to hit 100 goals in league history (187 games).
The man they call “Pasta” has taken his game to another level this year, putting up 30 goals in just 51 games. A major contributor on one of the league's best lines, Pastrnak is helping drive the Boston Bruins into contention yet again, and has done more than enough to earn a spot with the Young Guns.
When you look at the year Elias Pettersson has had, it's almost impossible to believe that four GM's passed up on the Swedish phenom back at the 2017 entry draft. Playing at over a point-per-game pace in his rookie year, the Vancouver Canucks standout is virtually a lock for the Calder Trophy this year.
In his fourth season of NHL action, Jack Eichel has continued to play near a point-per-game pace for the Buffalo Sabres, cementing himself as one of the league's top centers. A dominant presence who utilizes size and soft hands to keep possession of the puck, Eichel can anchor any line for your dream team.
Another player that's crushed their personal points record before the end of the year is Carolina Hurricanes left winger Sebastian Aho. On pace to put up 93 points this year, Aho is on his way to having one of the finest offensive seasons in Canes history. This 2015 second-round draft pick is turning out to be a nice surprise in Carolina.
Tearing up the QMJHL with the Rimouski Oceanic, Alexis Lafreniere is an early favorite to go first overall in the 2020 NHL entry draft. Scoring well over a point-per-game in the junior leagues, this left winger looks poised to become a dominant player in the NHL.
On track to break the 100-point mark for a second straight year with the WHL's Portland Winterhawks, Cody Glass is on the verge of exploding into the NHL with the Vegas Golden Knights. A phenomenal playmaker who's tallied over 180 assists during the past three seasons, this Young Gun will be one to keep your eye on for years to come.
One of the most electric up-and-comers on the Young Guns roster is Philadelphia Flyers prospect Morgan Frost. Over his past 120 games with the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL, the centerman has put up an insane 215 points. There's no question this prolific forward will make it to the NHL, the only question is when?
An excellent puck mover and efficient skater, Thomas Chabot has quickly established himself as someone who can play in your top-two pairing, seeing an increase in average time of ice from 17 minutes up to well over 20 per-game this year. The Ottawa Senators have found a gem on their blueline, so why not add him to your roster in HUT?
Some might define Rasmus Dahlin's rookie season as quiet, but it's hard to ignore how reliable the Buffalo Sabres defender has been. At just 18 years old, Dahlin is having one of the best seasons of any defender to enter the NHL at his age, just 18 years old, as the 2018 first-overall pick is putting up incredible point totals from his position. At this rate, Dahlin is poised to finish second all-time in points by an 18 year-old defenseman.
When Zach Werenski broke into the league and put up 47 points in his rookie campaign, he arrived as one of the highest scoring 18-year-old defenders ever. A stalwart blueliner for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Werenski is an all-around defender who can anchor your defensive core.
Debuting for the Calgary Flames after being traded in the off-season, Noah Hanifin's play is proving why he was selected fifth-overall in the 2015 Entry Draft. Maintaining a positive plus/minus rating for the first time in his career, Hanifin is a big reason why the Flames are near the top of the league.
A Young Gun eligible for this year's entry draft, Bowen Byram brings a combination of size and mobility that is highly-coveted in today's NHL. A dynamic puck-moving defenseman, Byram has been scoring at a point-per-game pace with the WHL's Vancouver Giants.
As a second round pick of the Detroit Red Wings, Jared McIssac should be considered a draft steal with the way he's playing in the juniors. A point-producing machine from the blueline for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL, McIssac also contributes physically, evidenced by his 192 penalty minutes over three seasons.
Having already started a record-tying seven goalies this season, the Philadelphia Flyers are hoping to end the carousel by moving forward with 20-year-old netminder Carter Hart. Picking up 13 wins through his first 21 NHL games, the rookie has shown he's ready to be a starter in a league that's tough for young tendies.
A towering presence between the pipes at 6'4”, Mackenzie Blackwood is the ideal choice to be the backup on the Young Guns roster. A journeyman of the ECHL, OHL, and AHL leagues leading up to his NHL debut this year, Blackwood has put together an impressive resume at just 22 years old.
Young Guns squad
Introducing the HUT Team of the Year Young Guns squad, featuring players 23 and under who dominated the game this year.
Tearing up the league with the second 100-point season of his career, Patrick Kane is once again showing why he's one of the most exhilarating players when he has the puck. A tremendous forward who consistently drives the pace of play for the Chicago Blackhawks, the North American Offensive roster wouldn't be complete without him.
Throughout his career, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has defied expectations. The former fourth-round selection has been crushing it with the Flames this season, including putting up a spectacular six-point game against the Devils with a hat trick and three assists to boot.
A natural-born leader and immensely gifted forward with a trophy cabinet bursting at the hinges, Sidney Crosby is the most decorated player on the North American Offensive roster. Already approaching his 15th year of NHL competition, Crosby cracked the 1,200-point marker in what's been his best season since 2013-2014.
Leading the way as the captain for the league's best regular season team, Stamkos has used his elite offensive capabilities to propel the Tampa Bay Lighting to Cup-favourite status. With one of the most powerful and accurate shots in hockey, “Stammer” can light the lamp for your team on a regular basis.
Nobody gets under the skin of their opponents quite like Brad Marchand does. A spark plug with a knack for scoring and pestering everybody along the way, Marchand has helped lead one of the league's best lines in Boston with his energy and undeniable talent.
Steadily one of the best forwards in the game, Mark Scheifele has earned a spot on this roster thanks in large part to his shot. Reaching the 30-goal mark for the second time in his career, Scheifele has proven himself to be an incredible goal scorer for one of Canada's best teams, the Winnipeg Jets.
Somehow, some way, Blake Wheeler is getting better each year in the face of aging past what should be considered his prime. The 32-year-old winger leads the Winnipeg Jets as their captain, setting a career high in point totals last year that he's on pace to break once again this season. His four-goal night against the Blue Jackets sure didn't hurt in padding those totals.
Sean Monahan has been a key component in the resurgence of the Calgary Flames, and is currently playing through the best season of his career statistically. Now with three 30-goal seasons under his belt, the Flames forward is a first-rate scoring talent in the league, and he has the potential to be the same as part of your HUT lineup.
Signing with the Leafs in the offseason, John Tavares went straight to work, posting 37 goals through his first 67 games in the blue and white. Playing on a line with Young Gun Mitch Marner, the former Islanders Captain has blossomed under the pressure of playing in Toronto, even after feeling the heat in his return to Long Island.
Somewhat of a journeyman through his early hockey career, Daniel Carr has found a home this year with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, scoring well above a point-per-game from the left wing. Signing with the Golden Knights this past offseason, there's no doubt that Vegas will be eager to add Carr to their starting lineup.
Since last playing in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers in 2015, Derek Roy has remained active with multiple European clubs, most recently playing center over the past two seasons for Linkopings HC in Sweden. A time-tested veteran with over 500 career NHL points, Roy is a perfect fit on the fourth line of the N.A. Offensive TOTY.
Talented goal scorers don't come around too often, which is why the Ottawa Senators are excited about Drake Batherson. Splitting time between the NHL and AHL with the Senators farm system in Belleville, Batherson has gained vital experience early on as he prepares for the NHL.
Recognized just as much for his larger-than-life personality as he is for his immense hockey talent, Brent Burns cracked the 60-assist mark for the first time in his career this year. A ridiculously-gifted talent at all ends of the ice, he also has the best beard in the game ever since his teammate Joe Thornton picked up a razor.
In the midst of a breakthrough year that sees him join the TOTY for the first time, Morgan Rielly has racked up the points from Toronto's blue line. Anchoring a Cup contender's defensive core isn't an easy task, but Rielly has taken to the challenge with style and grace while playing against top competition.
Captain of the Calgary Flames and perennial Norris Trophy candidate, Mark Giordano is putting up top numbers for his club, with more points than he's ever scored before. If he keeps his current pace through to the end of the 2018-2019 season, it's hard to see anyone else grabbing the award for best defenseman.
Coming off a Stanley Cup win with the Caps, John Carlson signed an eight-year extension to stay with the team that drafted him in the first round back in the 2008 entry draft. Now finding himself on the North America Offensive roster, Carlson joins the Team of the Year with a Stanley Cup Ring on his finger.
Another great defender who finds himself in the midst of a stacked Carolina blueline, Jake Bean has some work to do on the depth chart, but not so much on the North American Offensive roster. He's a promising puck-moving D-man who has 35 points through 59 games for the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.
Playing for a variety of NHL and AHL teams throughout the early part of his career, Zach Redmond has started putting up huge point totals for the Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. With 48 points through 50 games this year in Rochester, Redmond is having his best year yet.
Following up his spectacular debut season with Vegas, “Flower” is once again posting some of the best stats of any NHL netminder. Nearing 800 games played in total over the course of his career, Fleury is showing no signs of slowing down for the Golden Knights.
Jordan Binnington has launched himself out of the gates to begin his NHL career, breaking a St. Louis Blues' rookie record for consecutive wins by a goalie (8). After 22 games played with the big club, the 25-year-old goalie has a shining record of 16-3-1, helping to right the ship for a team that expects to compete for the Cup.
The Great 8 finally captured a Stanley Cup last year, and he's piling up the goals this season in his quest for a second one. Reaching 1,200 career points in a game this year against friendly rival Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin has proven to be one of the best goal scorers of all-time on multiple occasions.
Named the first star of the month when the season started back in October, Rantanen flew out of the gates for the Colorado Avalanche, tallying 5 goals and 16 assists in his first 21 games of the season. A key component of Colorado's resurgence, Rantanen is on pace to finish top 10 in scoring.
The performance Nikita Kucherov is putting on this year is absolutely shocking. Racking up numbers we haven't seen in a long while as he pulls away in the race for the Art Ross trophy, Kucherov's accolades include most single-season points by a Lightning player, a five-point game against Columbus, as well as being the first player to hit 115 points in 12 years.
The “Bread Man” has been so hot this year, he's practically baking, putting up point totals that will make him one of the most coveted free agents this offseason. Passing both 300 games played and points-scored this year, it's amazing to think that Panarin went undrafted before signing out of the Russian leagues in 2015.
One of the most versatile players in the league, Leon Draisaitl can drive a line on his own, but is perhaps most effective while playing alongside Connor McDavid. Already a top talent to have emerged from Germany, Draisaitl took his game to another level this year by cracking 40-goals.
In his first year playing with the Flames, Elias Lindholm is making the deal that sent him and Young Gun Noah Hanifin to Calgary seem very one-sided. Lindholm is putting up totals that he never came close to in the past, with the winger scoring over a point-per-game with his new team.
Joining elite company as the 88th player in league history to reach 1000 points, Malkin cemented his reputation by becoming the fifth-fastest Russian player to hit that mark. Considering “Geno” has generated a lot of those points playing behind Sidney Crosby on the second line in Pittsburgh, this is no small feat.
Hailing from Chelyabinsk, Russia, Kuzy is hungry for another Cup after last year's campaign, unafraid to show-off the playmaking skills that make him a vital player for the Capitals. Perhaps most well-known for his flying bird celebration, this charismatic and gifted forward is a fitting member on the World Offensive lineup.
Setting* *a career high in point totals through 68 games played this year, Gabriel Landeskog has been leading the way both on and off the ice as the captain for the Colorado Avalanche. The pride of Sweden who might be one of the most underrated players in the league, Landeskog is a key component of Colorado's core.
Remembered for an incredible season back in 2010-2011 when he put up 134 points with the SEL team Skelleftea AIK, Joakim Lindstrom has certainly made his mark on the European scene. A journeyman who spent time with five different NHL teams, Lindstrom brings a ton of experience to the table.
A native of the Czech Republic who's tallied up hundreds of games during his European career, Milan Gulas is a time-tested veteran at 33-years young. With a four-goal game amongst his highlights, this rink warrior fits right in with our World Offensive roster.
Taking a big leap forward this year with HC Lugano in the Swiss-A league, Gregory Hofmann has become a top European player while setting the best totals of his professional hockey career. Having previously represented Switzerland in national competition as well, Hofmann is a natural choice for this lineup.
Traded to San Jose in the offseason, EK65 has made an impact that should continue well into the Sharks' playoff run. Despite dealing with nagging injuries, his play in San Jose has picked up as he's settled in, notching 42 assists in 52 games to show he can still control the pace of play from a defensive position.
Leading the way in Nashville, captain Roman Josi will be looking to do everything within his power to bring a Cup to Music City. A steady defender who leads one of the best blueline groups in the entire league, Josi is a player any team would love to have – especially your HUT squad.
A massive blueliner for the juggernaut Tampa Bay Lightning, Victor Hedman is a towering presence for his team, with opponents often fearful to cross his path. Boasting a big frame with soft hands that can take away pucks, intercept passes, and block shots when he doesn't feel like crushing someone, there isn't much Hedman can't do from his own end.
A puck-moving Swede known for his ability to read the game, John Klingberg is an important component of the Dallas blueline. As the Stars push for a playoff spot, they'll be relying on Klingberg to contribute at all ends of the ice as he continues to add to his point totals.
Exploding onto the scene with more points in the SM-liiga than his last two seasons combined, Oliwer Kaski is putting up amazing numbers as a defenseman, most notably 20 goals from a position that usually focuses on preventing offense rather than creating it.
2016-2017 DEL Defenseman of the Year Konrad Abeltshauser might just have the best name of anyone on the Team of the Year. In addition to having a title fit for a king, he's also a stud defenseman for EHC Munchen of the German DEL league, holding a +23 plus-minus rating while he's on the ice.
With all the firepower in Tampa, it can be easy to forget that they have one of the finest goalies in the league. But Andrei Vasilevskiy is someone you shouldn't let your mind wander from, as he can stop pucks just as well (if not better) than anyone his age. Tampa will need him on his A-game for the Cup run everyone is expecting.
The big Dane is at it again in net for Toronto, racking up over 3,000 minutes for the third-straight year as one of the most dependable backstops in the game. Andersen has helped shore up the Leafs' challenges on D by playing huge minutes with equally-impressive results.
The NHL 19 Finnish Cover Athlete continues to find the back of the net and has notched 30 goals for the third consecutive season. Laine possesses one of the league's best shots and will be a dominant goal scoring machine for years to come.
In his 11th season, Claude Giroux continues to showcase his flashy offensive talent that endears himself to fans across the globe. The Philadelphia Flyers captain is one of the NHL's premiere playmakers.
There may not be a more universally loved player than Phil Kessel. While the two-time Stanley Cup Champion impresses on the ice with his flashy speed and quick shot, his unique personality has won over the hearts of many fans around the league.
Tyler Seguin continues to be one of the most consistent point producers in the NHL after he registered his 6th consecutive 70 point season this year. Since being traded to the Dallas Stars in 2013, only 5 players in the NHL have scored more points than the 27-year-old center.
With his dynamic offensive skill set, Mat Barzal has been an integral part of the New York Islanders resurgence this season. The speedy center is always a threat to make a highlight reel play whenever he hits the ice.
The only thing that might be better than Brock Boeser's shot is his hair. Known simply as “The Flow”, the 22-year-old right winger continues to pile on the points for the Vancouver Canucks and has been an excellent role model for players both on and off the ice.
Known for his exceptional talents in the shootout, T.J. Oshie has continued to delight fans with his excellent two-way play. The steady winger has recorded 25 goals in three of his past four seasons as a member of the Washington Capitals
Jonathan Marchessault continues to be one of the most vital pieces the Golden Knights picked up through the Expansion Draft in 2017. With 50 points in each of his past three seasons, the 5'9” center continues to provide offense for one of the league's best teams.
After struggling over the past two seasons, a change of scenery appears to be all Max Domi needed to reach his full potential. After being traded from the Coyotes in the offseason, Domi has set career highs in goals, assists and points in his first season as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
Jeff Skinner was one of the league's top players through the first half of the season in his first season as a Sabre. While he may have cooled off a little, Skinner is on pace to have one of the best seasons in his career with 37 goals and 60 points.
Many people have loved to see how Jason Spezza has continued his evolution in the league. While the 35-year-old's best seasons are behind him, he continues to be a steady NHLer as a member of the Dallas Stars.
After missing the first half of the year, NHL 19's Swedish cover athlete has started to heat up over the final stretch of the regular season. Nylander looks poised to be a key factor for the Toronto Maple Leafs' success in the playoffs and continues to produce dominant shot share totals.
Three years after receiving his first Norris Trophy as the league's best defender, Doughty has continued to be a steady presence on the Los Angeles Kings' blue line. A solid two-way defender, look for the 29-year-old defender to remain an excellent puck mover throughout his career.
The 31-year-old Penguins defender remains a powerhouse on the blueline in his 13th season. Recording at least 50 points in 4 of his past 5 seasons, Letang is one of the most dynamic offensive defenders and an integral part of the Pittsburgh lineup.
For the third consecutive season, Seth Jones has recorded 40 points while dominating the opposition when he's on the ice. At 24 years old, Jones is entering the prime of his career and will continue to be an excellent minute-munching blueliner who shuts down the best of the best on a regular basis.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has been one of the league's most productive defenders over the past 6 seasons. The 27-year-old Swede trails only Brent Burns in goals by a defender since 2013-14 and has recorded at least 10 goals for the seventh time in his nine year career
While he may not receive the attention that other top defenders do, Tyson Barrie continues to be an elite offensive talent. Barrie continuously finds himself in the top 10 scoring lists for defenders and this season is no different. With his dynamic playmaking ability, Barrie will continue to lead the Avalanche for many years.
Ristolainen is one of the league's best power play quarterbacks, possessing excellent puck moving capabilities. On pace to record his fourth consecutive 40 point season, the Sabres defender continues to be a threat whenever his team is in the offensive zone.
After having an off year last season, Carey Price has rebounded to his elite form. His play is a large reason why the Montreal Canadiens have bounced back to be a competitive team in the tough Atlantic Division.
Fresh off his first career Stanley Cup win, Braden Holtby continues to be one of the league's most consistent netminders. Holtby continues to remain a fan-favourite around the league for his involvement with the community off the ice and excellent play on it.
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