If you had to pick one player 26 or older as the best in the NHL, who would it be?
That's Hockey has selected the Top 16 players aged 26 or older. They are matched up in a head-to-head single elimination bracket style tournament and it's up to you to crown the champ.
On That's Hockey, we'll roll out the day's match-up and our two panellists will debate and make the case for the player they would select. You can then cast your vote on TSN.ca and the results will be revealed on the next episode of That's Hockey - before the next match.
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Though he was drafted with brother Daniel in 1999, Henrik Sedin established himself as one of the league's elite scorers after the last lockout. In 2009-10, he recorded a league-high 112 points to capture the Art Ross Trophy and beat out Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin to win the Hart Trophy - the first time a Vancouver Canuck had received the award.
The first overall selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Kovalchuk was the first-ever Russian player to be taken first overall. And it didn't take him long to establish himself as one of the NHL's most prolific scorers. In 2001-02, he finished second in team scoring and ranked second in overall rookie scoring with 29 goals and 51 points. In 2003-04, he had a career high 87 points (second in the NHL) and scored 41 goals, tying for the league lead and winning his first Rocket Richard Trophy. After the lockout, he had five straight 40-plus goal seasons (two of them 50-plus) followed by another two seasons of at least 30.