My Top 15 NHL Centers

14 of 17

4.  Jonathan Toews

Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) warms up before game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Captain Serious is another two-way forward who adds dynamic offensive abilities.  He couldn’t get much going offensively in the Hawks’ run to the Cup, but his impact on the game didn’t suffer.  Even when he isn’t scoring he is one of the best players on the ice.

3. Evgeni Malkin

Jun 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) handles the puck against the Boston Bruins during the first period in game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Boston Bruins won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Part of Pittsburgh’s incredible 1-2 punch up the middle he would be “the man” on any other team in the league.  A two-time scoring champion and former MVP.