Meet 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey's Young GunsMeet the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns – If collectors were concerned about any sort of letdown from the burgeoning checklist of high profile talent on the roster of  2015-16 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, they needn’t worry. 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey has no shortage of future NHL Stars on the Young Guns checklist, which consists of 49 total players.

Clearly, the Buffalo Sabres’Jack Eichel, who was the 2nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft is the most recognizable name on the checklist. As would be expected, the realized secondary market prices of the former Hobey Baker award winner are leading the pack in terms of sales.

So who are these other players? Over the next several weeks, our Future Watch hockey player profiles will take a detailed look at many of the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns. In the meantime, here is a top level overview of the players, collectors should be looking for as they are breaking boxes.

First though, some nuggets of information to keep in mind as it pertains to the Young Guns roster as a whole.

 – A large percentage of the players on the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns checklist are currently on the active roster of their NHL teams.

 – Several players on the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns checklist are former first round NHL Draft picks.

 – The 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns checklist includes several goalies. It is one of theMeet 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey's Young Guns toughest positions to break into in all of sports. Organizations usually have great patience in developing goaltenders. These young prospects often spend several years in the minors before being given the chance to become the everyday net minder.

 – As an example, two-time Stanley Cup champion, Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks was eligible for the Calder Trophy at the age of 26! Most of the goalies on the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns checklist are already playing for their NHL affiliate teams in the AHL. In the future, collectors will have to go back several years to acquire these future starters rookie cards, except for the savvy ones who stock up now.

– Team collectors will appreciate knowing just how many players from their team are on the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns checklist. The Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks lead the way with four players each, followed by the Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators each with three players. (Listed below in alphabetical order by team.)

Anaheim Ducks (2), Arizona Coyotes (1), Boston Bruins (2), Buffalo Sabres (2), Carolina Hurricanes (4), Chicago Blackhawks (3), Columbus Blue Jackets (1), Dallas Stars (3), Detroit Redwings (1), Edmonton Oilers (2), Florida Panthers (2), L.A. Kings (1), Minnesota Wild (2), Montreal Canadiens (3), Nashville Predators (1), New Jersey Devils (1), New York Islanders (1), New York Rangers (1), Ottawa Senators (3), Philadelphia Flyers (4), San Jose Sharks (2), Tampa Bay Lightning (1), Toronto Maple Leafs (1), Vancouver Canucks (4), Washington Capitals (1)

Meet the 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns

Card Player NHL Team Position Draft Year/Pick Current Team
451 Jack Eichel Buffalo Sabres Center 2015/2 Buffalo/NHL
452 Charles Hudon Montreal Canadiens Left Wing 2012/122 St. Johns/AHL
453 Nikolay Goldobin San Jose Sharks Right Wing 2014/27 San Jose/AHL
454 Logan Shaw Florida Panthers Right Wing 2011/76 Florida/NHL
455 Frank Vatrano Boston Bruins Center Undrafted Boston/NHL
456 Jujhar Khaira Edmonton Oilers Center 2012/63 Edmonton/NHL
457 Jake Virtanen Vancouver Canucks Right Wing 2014/6 Vancouver/NHL
458 Andreas Athanasiou Detroit Redwings Center 2012/110 Detroit/NHL
459 Tanner Kero Chicago Blackhawks Center Undrafted Rockford/AHL
460 Chris Wideman Ottawa Senators Defense 2009/100 Ottawa/NHL
461 Zachary Fucale Montreal Canadiens Goalie 2013/36 St. Johns/AHL
462 Hunter Shinkaruk Calgary Flames Winger 2013/24 Stockton/AHL
463 Brendan Ranford Dallas Stars Left Wing 2010/209 Texas/AHL
464 Juuse Saros Nashville Predators Goalie 2013/99 Milwaukee/AHL
465 Adam Pelech New York Islanders Defense 2012/65 New York/NHL
466 Michael Keranen Minnesota Wild Forward Undrafted Binghamton/AHL
467 Dylan DeMelo San Jose Sharks Defense 2011/179 San Jose/NHL
468 Mark Alt Philadelphia Flyers Defense 2010/53 Lehigh/AHL
469 Jaccob Slavin Carolina Hurricanes Defense 2012/120 Carolina/NHL
470 Alexandre Grenier Vancouver Canucks Forward 2011/90 Utica/AHL
471 Louis Domingue Arizona Coyotes Goalie 2010/138 Arizona/NHL
472 Linus Ullmark Buffalo Sabres Goalie 2012/163 Rochester/AHL
473 Derek Forbort L.A. Kings Defense 2010/15 L.A./NHL
474 Brady Skjei New York Rangers Defense 2012/28 New York/NHL
475 Ryan Hartman Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing 2013/30 Rockford/AHL
476 Max McCormick Ottawa Senators Left Wing 2011/171 Binghamton/AHL
477 Vincent Hinostroza Chicago Blackhawks Forward 2012/169 Rockford/AHL
478 Taylor Leier Philadelphia Flyers Left Wing 2012/117 Philadelphia/NHL
479 Radek Faksa Dallas Stars Center 2012/13 Texas/AHL
480 Garret Sparks Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie 2011/190 Toronto/NHL
481 Brendan Gaunce Vancouver Canucks Forward 2012/26 Utica/AHL
482 Chris Driedger Ottawa Senators Goalie 2012/76 Binghamton/AHL
483 Joel Vermin Tampa Bay Lightning Winger 2013/186 Tampa/NHL
484 Chandler Stephenson Washington Capitals Forward 2012/77 Washingto/NHL
485 David Musil Edmonton Oilers Defense 2011/31 Edmonton/NHL
486 Gustav Olofsson Minnesota Wild Defense 2013/46 Iowa/AHL
487 Brett Pesce Carolina Hurricanes Defense 2013/66 Carolina/NHL
488 Anthony Stolarz Philadelphia Flyers Goalie 2012/45 Lehigh/AHL
489 Devin Shore Dallas Stars Forward 2012/61 Dallas/NHL
490 Petr Straka Philadelphia Flyers Right Wing 2010/55 Lehigh/AHL
491 Mike McCarron Montreal Canadiens Right Wing 2013/25 St. Johns/AHL
492 Raman Hrabarenka New Jersey Devils Defense Undrafted Albany/AHL
493 Markus Hannikainen Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Undrafted Lake Erie/AHL
494 Sam Brittain Florida Panthers Goalie 2010/92 Portland/AHL
495 Shea Theodore Anaheim Ducks Defense 2013/26 San Diego/AHL
496 Nick Ritchie Anaheim Ducks Left Wing 2014/10 Anaheim/NHL
497 Brock McGinn Carolina Hurricanes Left Wing 2012/47 Charlotte/AHL
498 Tyler Randell Boston Bruins Right Wing 2009/176 Boston/NHL
499 Noah Hanifin Carolina Hurricans Defense 2015/5 Carolina/NHL

Downloadable copy here: 2015-16 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey Young Guns Checklist.

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