Wondering who the best young players are in NHL 17? EA Sports may help you as the company has announced the Young Guns Team of the Year.

The selection features players not only from the NHL, but also from other leagues represented in the game such as the AHL, ECHL, and the European leagues of DEL (Germany), SHL (Sweden), and Liiga (Finland).

This is how the Young Guns Team of the Year looks like:


  • Nikolai Ehlers (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Patrik Laine (Winnipeg Jets)
  • William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jack Eichel (Buffalo Sabres)
  • David Pastrnak (Boston Bruins)
  • Mitch Marner (Maple Leafs)
  • Alexander Wennberg (Columbus Blue Jackets)
  • Artemi Panarin (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Oskar Lindblom (Brynas IF, SHL)
  • Maximilian Kammerer (DEG Metrostars, DEL)
  • Henrik Haapala (Tappara, Liiga).


  • Brady Skjei (New York Rangers)
  • Colton Parayko (St. Louis Blues)
  • Shane Gostisbehere (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Damon Severson (New Jersey Devils)
  • Christian Djoos (Hershey Bears, AHL)
  • Stepan Falkovsky (Adirondack Thunder, ECHL)


  • Matt Murray (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Linus Soderstrom (HV71, SHL)


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Alessandro Seren Rosso
An avid player of sports management games, Alessandro writes about hockey for several online outlets in all over the world. His work appeared, among the others, on The Hockey News, Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers and many other. His interest in sports gaming dates back to 1998 with Championship Manager. Today, most of his gaming engagement, much limited by his 3-years-old lovely time-killer, is dedicated to Eastside Hockey Manager.