Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the top two picks in the 2015 NHL Draft, have lived up to all the hype and expectations as rookies this season.

McDavid and Eichel were the obvious frontrunners leading up to the draft because a big part of what made them remarkable was their consistency and ability to produce despite being the focal point for every opposing coach. They continually raised the bar and met expectations.

To no one's surprise, McDavid and Eichel have continued to grow their game in the NHL despite the pressure that may come with being considered generational talents.

McDavid persevered after missing 37 games with a fractured left clavicle, having scored nine goals and 28 points in 25 games since his return to the lineup on Feb. 2. He is fifth in rookie scoring with 40 points and leads all first-year players with a 1.05 points-per game average.

Eichel on two occasions this season went seven games without scoring a goal, something he had never experienced in his career. He also never played more than 58 games in a season, a total he reached as a member of USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program in 2013-14.