The latest of the first year players to catch the attention of the NHL is Jake Muzzin of the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings Defenceman a 24 year old from Woodstock, Ontario had an impressive March, his work in one game against the Blues on March 5 providing a significant bump to his opportunity to make the Rookie list. Muzzin had a career high of two goals and three points in the March 5th contest.
Making the best of his rise to the Kings lineup after a couple of years with the AHL Manchester Monarchs, will give other rookies in their "advanced" years hope for similar notice.
You can review the month that was for Muzzin from the NHL.com archive.
The full list of rookies of the Month for 2012 can be found here.