Matt Nieto – Forward, San Jose Sharks
Nieto, like the aforementioned Matthews, is another one of the NHL’s Latino young guns albeit with more experience. At just 23 years of age Nieto ascended through the Sharks developmental system pretty quickly. He made his NHL debut in 2013 and since then he’s scored 28 goals, and handed out 40 assists in 205 career games. Nieto is proof that player development is the key to success for any franchise. And if the Sharks want to make back-to-back Stanley Cup Finals appearances for the first time in team history, they’ll need to give Nieto a little more ice time and use his skill set.