A fourth-round pick in 1994, he had 36 goals and 36 assists, following his 48 points and third-place finish in the 1999 rookie of the year vote. Even veteran defensemen fall for his dekes.
A third-round pick in 1994, he had 20 goals and 47 assists through Sunday, following a 44-point season that earned him 1999 rookie of the year honors. He wins face-offs (53%) like a veteran.
The Verdict: The season's closest call goes to Hejduk because few players have his highlight-video moves.