This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
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(Ownership rates/stats as of Nov. 15)
Jake DeBrusk, BOS (Yahoo: 25%, ESPN: 47%, CBS: 56%): DeBrusk impressed in his rookie season by notching 43 points – including nine on the power play – while only averaging 14:22 per contest. The 22-year old started the current campaign slowly, but has picked up the pace by tallying six points during the last 10 days. In addition to scoring a spot on David Krejci's wing during five-on-five, DeBrusk has recently snuck his way onto Boston's elite man-advantage unit.
Sam Reinhart, BUF (Yahoo: 45%, ESPN: 68%, CBS: 63%): Despite a couple lapses, Reinhart has racked up two goals and 11 assists while averaging almost four minutes a night on the power play. 2014's second selection is on pace to break his career high of 50 points from last year and just received a bump up the depth chart to join Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner on the Sabres' first line. Think that's reason enough to