Say you could start an NHL franchise around just five players. Who would you choose? It’s not an easy question, as some of the league’s top talent flies under the radars of most casual fans.

Jack Edwards joined NESN Daily on Saturday to give his top five franchise players, and some of his selections may surprise you. Jack’s team did include some superstars, like Sidney Crosby and Zdeno Chara, but there’s also a spot for Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, who, at just 22, is in his fourth NHL season.

Check out the video above to see Jack’s full squad.

Thumbnail photos via Facebook/Pittsburgh Penguins, AP