How to find your favourite team’s top players at your local rink

The NHL is back on the ice for the second year in a row.

And with that, the most popular team in the league, the New York Rangers, have officially been crowned champions.

The league, however, is currently on hiatus due to the lockout, which began on February 1, 2014.

The lockout forced the NHL to shut down for at least the next six months and forced the league to take an extensive look at its player pool, including their draft picks, free agents and trade partners.

The results were interesting, to say the least.

Below, we have collected the top 10 teams from around the world that were voted to represent the world in the 2015-16 NHL season.

1.

New York Islanders, John Tavares, left wing, Philadelphia Flyers: Tavares was voted to the league’s All-Rookie team, which is not the same as a regular season MVP.

The 23-year-old has led the NHL in scoring each of the past two seasons and has led his team in scoring five times during that time.

Tavares has made his name as a scoring force, as well as a dominant leader, on the back of a strong work ethic.

The Islanders’ record is 27-18-8, good for second place in the Atlantic Division, while Tavares is averaging more than three goals per game.

He is one of only two players in the entire league to reach 2,000 career points.

Tavarts last-place finish is tied for fifth in the NHL with Jonathan Toews.

Tavare is a lock to make the All-Star team this season, which would be the third time in his career he has been voted to that honor.

2.

Vancouver Canucks, Henrik Sedin, left winger, Florida Panthers: Sedin led the Canucks in scoring with 22 goals and has been the face of the franchise for some time now.

He has led Vancouver in scoring for the past five seasons, and was named a first-team All-WHL selection for his work this past season.

He was also named to the NHL All-Defensive Second Team in 2016-17.

The 28-year old has played a big role for the Canucks this season and will be a key part of their rebuild as the franchise enters the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006.

3.

Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, center, Pittsburgh Penguins: Crosby has led Pittsburgh in scoring the past three seasons, while he has also played a key role in the team’s Stanley Cup victory.

He led the team in goals this past year and is a top-10 scorer in the League.

Crosby also leads the Penguins in assists, with 14.

He and linemates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have played a major role in Pittsburgh’s success this season.

The Penguins have won four straight and are tied with the San Jose Sharks for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

4.

Calgary Flames, Johnny Gaudreau, left forward, Calgary Flames: Gaudier was voted by the Flames to the All Star Game, and has done so twice in his five-year career.

He currently leads the NHL for goals and assists and is one goal shy of becoming the fifth player in franchise history to reach the milestone.

Gaudiers top finish is fourth in the Association, while his best season is his third in Calgary.

He won the Calder Trophy as the League’s top rookie this season with 20 goals and 45 points.

5.

Detroit Red Wings, Pavel Datsyuk, left center, Detroit Red Devils: Datsyk has been a huge part of the Red Wings success this past NHL season and has already led the Red Devils to back-to-back playoff berths.

He leads the team with 39 goals and 76 points in 78 games this season for the Red and is the leading goal scorer in NHL history at 28 goals.

Datsys season has been an incredible one.

He had his best campaign in 2016 when he led the League with 41 goals and 66 points.

6.

Anaheim Ducks, Corey Perry, right wing, Anaheim Ducks: Perry is currently the top-scoring player in the NBA with 27 goals.

Perry led the Ducks to back to back playoff berits in 2016 and 2017.

He also won the Stanley Cups MVP in 2016.

Perry has also led the Stanley Trophy-winning Ducks to the Stanley Finals for the third consecutive year.

7.

Columbus Blue Jackets, Ryan Johansen, center/right wing, Columbus Blue Bombers: Johansen has led Columbus to backto back playoff appearances, winning the 2017 Calder Cup and 2018 Stanley Cup.

The 21-year of age is also one of the top scorers in NHL History with 42 goals.

The Blue Bombs are currently one of just three teams in the Western Conference with three different players to tally 30 goals this season in one season.

8.

New Jersey Devils, Cory Schneider, center (capt.), New Jersey Jets: Schneider was voted captain of the New Jersey Nets for the 2016-