Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
When the Philadelphia Flyers traded Bobrovsky back in June of 2012, he was an afterthought. To look at what he accomplished this season in Columbus, and what that would have meant for the Flyers, is jaw dropping. Bobrovsky quickly supplanted Chris Mason as the starting goaltender early in the 2013 season, and played strong the with every opportunity given. There was no chance that the Blue Jackets were going to make the playoffs, at least that what everyone thought. Bobrovsky had a stellar season for Columbus, and was the main reason they were knocking on the playoff door of the 8th spot by season’s end. His 21-11-6 record was impressive. Along with his stellar record, Bobrovsky was able to record a 2.00 GAA, and a very respectable .932 save %, second only to Craig Anderson, who played 14 less games. If you throw in the 4 shutouts, it was a season for the 24 year old net minder to build on.