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WHO IS THE NEXT BREAKOUT STAR?

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NO ROOKIE will dominate the way Auston Matthews did last year, but a few could make significant impacts. After leaving North Dakota last spring, right wing BROCK BOESER scored four goals in a nine-game stint with the rebuilding Canucks. Center Joel Eriksson Ek, who played most of last season in his native Sweden, showed promise with seven points in 15 games with the Wild. And Charlie McAvoy went straight from Boston University to the playoffs, scoring three points in six games with the Bruins while eating minutes on the blue line.