4 Dougie Hamilton
Meet Exhibit B in the case of Maple Leafs fans against the '09 trade that sent two first-round picks to Boston for winger Phil Kessel. As if getting center Tyler Seguin with the second choice in '10 wasn't enough, the Bruins drafted Hamilton, 19, ninth in '11. The 6'5" 199-pounder has earned steady minutes on a Stanley Cup--caliber team.
5 Cory Conacher
A distant relative of three Hall of Famers (Charlie, Lionel and Roy Conacher), the 5'8", 180-pound undrafted 23-year-old is similar to teammate Martin St. Louis, making up for his lack of size with unmatched will and determination. Folks in Tampa have taken to calling Conacher, who led all rookies with 18 points through Sunday, the Honey Badger.
6 Alex Galchenyuk
The third pick in last summer's draft, the 19-year-old Milwaukee native has earned a place on the third line, and along with fellow rookie Brendan Gallagher has helped Montreal to a surprising 14-4-4 start.
7 Jonathan Huberdeau