Fantasy hockey rookies to watch for 2017-18

Islanders winder Josh Ho-Sang could see minutes alongside John Tavares this season. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One of the long-term effects of the NHL's salary cap has been teams' reliance on young players. All over the league, clubs will be looking to players on their rookie deals to play big roles because they cannot afford to add more veteran contracts.

For fantasy players, the influx of important rookies means there's an advantage to be gained by knowing about the next wave of young, talented players.