With less than one month remaining in the NHL's 2015-16 regular season, it's time to start thinking about which players will receive this year's edition of the league's annual awards.
He peaked too early, so he won't be a Calder finalist, but Parayko's career potential looks excellent.
The Blues got a bargain when they chose him 86th overall in 2012.
Age: 21 2015-16 Stats: 68 GP, 17-27-44, even plus-minus What He Has Accomplished Third among rookies with 44 points, Max Domi is the main beacon of future success on a young Arizona Coyotes team that looks like it's only going to get better.
Arizona has also enjoyed strong performances this year from rookies Anthony Duclair and goaltender Louis Domingue.
Do you think he has enough momentum to become a finalist, or is his sample size too small?
Age: 22 2015-16 Stats: 68 GP, 7-21-28, plus-20 What He Has Accomplished A third-round draft pick who played his junior hockey in Fort Mc Murray, Alberta before spending three years in college in Fairbanks, Alaska, 6'5" Colton Parayko had a brief 17-game introduction into the professional game at the AHL level last spring before stepping straight into a regular role with the St. Parayko's 28 points rank him second in scoring for rookie defensemen behind Shayne Gostisbehere.
He also leads all rookies with a plus-20 while playing a solid a game on a strong St. What's Working Against Him In October, Parayko introduced himself with a bang when he tallied four goals and seven points in his first 11 NHL games.
His production has tapered off since then, but his two-way play remains excellent, especially for a rookie.
The next generation of Coyotes will be led by standout defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who's just 24.