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Calder Memorial Trophy
Rookie Of The Year

An annual award "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League." The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular schedule.

History: From 1936-37 until his death in 1943, Frank Calder, NHL President, bought a trophy each year to be given permanently to the outstanding rookie. After Calder's death, the NHL presented the Calder Memorial Trophy in his memory and the trophy is to be kept in perpetuity. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. Beginning in 1990-91, to be eligible for this award a player must not have attained his twenty-sixth birthday by September 15th of the season in which he is eligible.


Year Winner Runner-up
2014 Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning
2013 Jonathoan Heberdeau, Florida Panthers Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens
2012 Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers
2011 Jeff Skinner, Carolina Hurricanes Logan Couture. San Jose Sharks
2010 Tyler Myers, Buffalo Sabres Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings
2009 Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets Bobby Ryan, Anahiem Ducks
2008 Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks Nicklas Sandstrom, Washingon Capitals
2007 Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins Paul Stastny, Colorado
2006 Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
2005 -- --
2004 Andrew Raycroft, Boston Bruins Michael Ryder, Montreal
2003 Barret Jackman, St. Louis Henrik Zetterburg, Detroit
2002 Dany Heatley, Atlanta Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta
2001 Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose Brad Richards, Tampa Bay
2000 Scott Gomez, New Jersey Brad Stuart, San Jose
1999 Chris Drury, Colorado Marian Hossa, Ottawa
1998 Sergei Samsonev, Boston Mattias Ohlund, Vancouver
1997 Bryan Berard, NY Islanders Jarome Iginla, Calgary
1996 Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Eric Daze, Chiacgo
1995 Peter Forsberg, Quebec Jim Carey, Edmonton
1994 Martin Bodeur, New Jersey Jason Arnott, Edmonton
1993 Temmu Selanne, Winnipeg Joe Juneau, Boston
1992 Pavel Bure, Vancouver Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit
1991 Ed Belfour, Chicago Sergei Fedorov, Detroit
1990 Sergei Makarov, Calgary Mike Modano, Minnesota
1989 Brian Leetch, NY Rangers Trevor Linden, Vancouver
1988 Joe Nieuwendyk, Calgary Ray Sheppard, Buffalo
1987 Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Ron Hextall, Philadelphia
1986 Gary Suter, Calgary Wendal Clark, Toronto
1985 Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Chris Chelios, Montreal
1984 Tom Barrasso, Buffalo Steve Yzerman, Detroit
1983 Steve Larmer, Chicago Phil Housley, Buffalo
1982 Dale Hawerchuk, Winnipeg Barry Pederson, Boston
1981 Peter Stastny, Quebec Larry Murphy, Los Angeles
1980 Ray Bourque, Boston Mike Foligno, Detroit
1979 Bobby Smith, Minnesota Ryan Walter, Washignton
1978 Mike Bossy, NY Islanders Barry Beck Colorado
1977 Willi Plett, Atlanta Don Murdoch, NY Rangers
1976 Bryan Trottier, NY Islanders Glenn Resch, NY Islanders
1975 Eric Vail, Atlanta Pierre Larouche, Pittsburgh
1974 Denis Potvin, NY Islanders Tom Lysiak, Atlanta
1973 Steve Vickers, NY Rangers Bill Barber, Philadelphia
1972 Ken Dryden, Montreal Rick Martin, Buffalo
1971 Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo Jude Drouin, Minnesota
1970 Tony Esposito, Chicago Bill Fairbairn, New York
1969 Danny Grant, Minnesota Norm Ferguson, Oakland
1968 Derek Sanderson, Boston Jacques Lemaire, Montreal
1967 Bobby Orr, Boston Ed Van Impe, Chicago
1966 Eric Brit Selby, Toronto Bert Marshall, Detroit
1965 Roger Crozier, Detroit Ron Ellis, Toronto
1964 Jacques Lapperriere, Montreal John Ferguson, Montreal
1963 Kent Douglas, Toronto Doug Barkley, Detroit
1962 Bobby Rousseau, Montreal Cliff Pennington, Boston
1961 Dave Keon, Toronto Bob Nevin, Toronto
1960 Bill Hay, Chicago Murray Oliver, Detroit
1959 Ralph Backstrom, Montreal Carl Brewer, Toronto
1958 Frank Mahovlich, Toronto Bobby Hull, Chicago
1957 Larry Regan, Boston Ed Chadwick, Toronto
1956 Glenn Hall, Detroit Andy Hebenton, New York
1955 Ed Litzenberger, Chicago Don McKenney, Boston
1954 Camille Henry, New York Earl Reibel, Detroit
1953 Lorne Worsley, New York Gordie Hannigan, Toronto
1952 Bernie Geoffrion, Montreal Hy Buller, New York
1971 Terry Sawchuk, Detroit Al Rollins, Toronto
1950 Jack Gelineau, Boston Phil Maloney, Boston
1949 Pentti Lund, New York Allan Stanley, New York
1948 Jim McFadden, Detroit Pete Babando, Boston
1947 Howie Meeker, Toronto Jimmy Conacher, Detroit
1946 Edgar Laprade, New York George Gee, Chicago
1945 Frank McCool, Toronto Ken Smith, Boston
1944 Gus Bodnar, Toronto Bill Durnan, Montreal
1943 Gaye Stewart, Toronto Glenn Harmon, Montreal
1942 Grant Warwick, New York Buddy O'Connor, Montreal
1941 Johnny Quilty, Montreal Johnny Mowers, Detroit
1940 Kilby MacDonald, NY Rangers Wally Stanowski, Toronto
1939 Frank Brimsek, Boston Roy Conacher, Boston
1938 Cully Dahlstrom, Chicago Murph Chamberlain, Toronto
1937 Syl Apps, Toronto Gordie Drillon, Toronto
1936 Mike Karakas, Chicago Bucko McDonald, Detroit
1935 Dave Schriner, NY Americans Bert Connolly, NY Rangers
1934 Russ Blinko, Mtl. Maroons  
1933 Carl Voss, Detroit