First of all, I'd like to state that I wasn't sure at all where to put this thread but since it has a little to do with the World Cup of Hockey and IIHF World Championships, I decided to stick it here. A mod may see the need to move it somewhere else. All I'm wondering is whom you people think was the best professional(AHL and all of Europe) hockey player this year in the entire world. You should give the World Cup of Hockey and World Championships consideration as well for your answers as they were the most important hockey played all year, IMO. Also, only include guys whom played all year or at least most of the year.