Top 2021-22 NHL Rookie Cards Guide and Hockey Rookie Card Hot List

Top 2021-22 NHL Rookie Cards Guide and Hockey Rookie Card Hot List

The top 2021-22 NHL rookie cards might be rolling out slowly at the onset, but collectors will get their fill in the long run.

Upper Deck has been particularly impacted by the ongoing supply chain and printing backlog issues due to the pandemic, pushing back release dates well past the normal timeframe.

Where to Find 2021-22 Hockey Rookie Cards

In general, the official hockey rookie cards arrive after a player's NHL debut. This can sometimes take place multiple years after they are drafted. As a result, some names eligible for the Calder Trophy in '21-22 actually have their rookie cards in previous years, including Michael Bunting. To be clear, this guide highlights players with 2021-22 NHL rookie cards.

If you want NHL-licensed cards, the only option is Upper Deck, which holds the exclusive. In addition, Topps produces licensed stickers.

View the 2021-22 hockey cards guide to see all sets that have been formally announced.

Best 2021-22 Hockey Rookie Cards Sets to Collect

Even after months of the regular season, only a few 2021-22 Upper Deck Hockey sets have made it to collectors. The biggest release thus far is 2021-22 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey, home of the very popular Young Guns rookie card line.

There are still many sets on the horizon, including expected favorites 2021-22 Upper Deck Artifacts Hockey, 2021-22 SP Authentic Hockey and 2021-22 Upper Deck The Cup Hockey.

Be sure to visit our New Release Calendar to track all the past, present and future NHL releases from the 2021-22 season.

Top Players

Top 2021-22 NHL Rookie Cards to Collect

Featuring some of the top names available, the players are listed in order by draft year and selection, starting with the most recent.

Of course, it might take some time for the true standouts to emerge.

Quinton Byfield - Los Angeles Kings

2020 NHL Draft: 2nd overall

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Lucas Raymond - Detroit Red Wings

2020 NHL Draft: 4th overall

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Anton Lundell - Florida Panthers

2020 NHL Draft: 12th overall

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Moritz Seider - Detroit Red Wings

2019 NHL Draft: 6th overall

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Trevor Zegras - Anaheim Ducks

2019 NHL Draft: 9th overall

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Spencer Knight - Florida Panthers

2019 NHL Draft: 12th overall

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Cole Caufield - Montreal Canadiens

2019 NHL Draft: 15th overall

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Tanner Jeannot - Nashville Predators

NHL Draft: Undrafted

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Most-Watched 2021-22 Hockey Rookie Cards Hot List

For a snapshot of the hottest 2021-22 hockey rookie cards, view our real-time guide to the most-watched NHL rookie card auctions on eBay.

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

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  1. Wow…you’re showing Quinton Byfield as the only Canadain born Rookie

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