Which new players will be making a huge difference in 2015?

The 2016 NHL season is in full swing.

In the first half, it’s been a lot of fun watching the NHL’s elite players take part in their first real-time competition, but that’s not stopping a couple of players from taking advantage of the opportunity.

The Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres have both been making the most of their chances to make the playoffs, with the Habs’ Mark Scheifele taking the league lead in scoring (28 points) while the Sabres have a pair of new faces in Ryan O’Reilly and Zach Bogosian.

Both are capable of having an impact, and we’ll be keeping an eye on them as the playoffs get underway.

For now, let’s take a look at the top players from the 2015-16 season that are poised to make an impact in the NHL this season.1.

Max Pacioretty2.

Alexander Nylander3.

Jack Eichel4.

Jake Virtanen5.

Mike Hoffman6.

Connor McDavid7.

Shea Weber8.

Jakub Voracek9.

Nikita Kucherov10.

Ryan Johansen11.

Mike Ribeiro12.

Jonathan Toews13.

Evgeni Malkin14.

Jonathan Bernier15.

Shea Theodore16.

Niklas Backstrom17.

Mikko Koivu18.

Alex Galchenyuk19.

Alexander Semin20.

Nikolas Hidovnikov21.

Alex Ovechkin22.

Alexander Zhamnov23.

Milan Lucic24.

Jyrki Jokipakka25.

Alexander Radulov26.

Mattias Ekholm27.

Joonas Korpisalo28.

David Perron29.

Jake Muzzin30.

Alexander Wennberg31.

Henrik Lundqvist32.

Tyler Bozak33.

Daniel Alfredsson34.

Ryan Kesler35.

Jordan Staal36.

Erik Karlsson37.

Max Domi38.

Jordan Nolan39.

Jordan Weal40.

Henrich Stoll41.

Tyler Seguin42.

Ryan Ollie43.

Nikolaj Ehlers44.

Nick Bonino45.

Jonathan Quick46.

Alexander Ovechnikov47.

Ryan Murray48.

Tomas Tatar49.

Alex Pietrangelo50.

Jordan Leopold51.

Ryan Getzlaf52.

Nikko Koivo53.

Mikkel Boedker54.

Alexander Edler55.

Ryan McDonagh56.

Tyler Pitlick57.

Jordan Eberle58.

Nikitin Karasev59.

Jaden Schwartz60.

Justin Schultz61.

Kyle Okposo62.

Max Talbot63.

Maxime Talbot64.

David Pastrnak65.

Zachary Fucale66.

Tyler Toffoli67.

Matt Duchene68.

Connor Murphy69.

Kyle Turris70.

Tomas Fleischmann71.

Ryan Sproul72.

Mark Scheibel73.

Alexander Khokhlachev74.

Alexander Kerfoot75.

Ryan Murphy76.

J.T. Miller77.

Alex Killorn78.

Cody Ceci79.

Tyler Kennedy80.

Nik Stauskas81.

David Backes82.

Alex Steen83.

Tyler Parsons84.

Justin Williams85.

Jake Bean86.

Jake Oettinger87.

Michael Del Zotto88.

Tyler Myers89.

Jakob Chychrun90.

Jakim Miller91.

Ryan Stanton92.

David Jones93.

Kyle Quincey94.

Mike Cammalleri95.

Nik Petan96.

Christian Ehrhoff97.

Cody Franson98.

David Schlemko99.

Tyler Motte100.

Niko Kuchel