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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 Team Position Age
2018-19 Elias Pettersson Vancouver Canucks C 20
2017-18 Methew Barzal New York Islanders C 21
2016-17 Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs C 19
2015-16 Artemi Panarin Chicago Blackhawks LW 24
2014-15 Aaron Ekbald Florida Panthers D 19
2013-14 Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche C 18
2012-13 Jonathoan Heberdeau Florida Panthers LW 19
2011-12 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche LW 19
2010-11 Jeff Skinner Carolina Hurricanes C 19
2009-10 Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres D 20
2008-09 Steve Mason Columbus Blue Jackets G 21
2007-08 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW 19
2006-07 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C 20
2005-06 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW 20
2004-05 -- -- -- --
2003-04 Andrew Raycroft Boston Bruins G 23
2002-03 Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues D 21
2001-02 Dany Heatley Atlanta Thrashers RW 20
2000-01 Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks G 25
1999-00 Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils C 19
1998-99 Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche C 22
1997-98 Sergei Samsonev Boston Bruins LW 19
1996-97 Bryan Berard New York Islanders D 19
1995-96 Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators RW 22
1994-95 Peter Forsberg Quebec Nordiques C 21
1993-94 Martin Bodeur New Jersey Devils G 21
1992-93 Temmu Selanne Winnipeg Jets RW 22
1991-92 Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks RW 20
1990-91 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks G 25
1989-90 Sergei Makarov Calgary Flames RW 31
1988-89 Brian Leetch New York Rangers D 20
1987-88 Joe Nieuwendyk Calgary Flames C 21
1986-87 Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings LW 20
1985-86 Gary Suter Calgary Flames D 21
1984-85 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 19
1983-84 Tom Barrasso Buffalo Sabres G 18
1982-83 Steve Larmer Chicago Blackhawks RW 21
1981-82 Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets C 18
1980-81 Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques C 24
1979-80 Ray Bourque Boston Bruins D 19
1978-79 Bobby Smith Minnesota North Stars C 20
1977-78 Mike Bossy New York Islanders RW 20
1976-77 Willi Plett Atlanta Flames RW 21
1975-76 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders C 19
1974-75 Eric Vail Atlanta Flames LW 20
1973-74 Denis Potvin New York Islanders D 19
1972-73 Steve Vickers New York Rangers LW 21
1971-72 Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens G 24
1970-71 Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres C 19
1969-70 Tony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks G 26
1968-69 Danny Grant Minnesota North Stars RW 23
1967-68 Derek Sanderson Boston Bruins C 21
1966-67 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins D 18
1965-66 Brit Selby Toronto Maple Leafs LW 20
1964-65 Roger Crozier Detroit Red Wings G 22
1963-64 Jacques Lapperriere Montreal Canadiens D 21
1962-63 Kent Douglas Toronto Maple Leafs D 26
1961-62 Bobby Rousseau Montreal Canadiens RW 21
1960-61 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs C 20
1959-60 Bill Hay Chicago Blackhawks C 23
1958-59 Ralph Backstrom Montreal Canadiens C 20
1957-58 Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs LW 19
1956-57 Larry Regan Boston Bruins RW 26
1955-56 Glenn Hall Detroit Red Wings G 23
1954-55 Ed Litzenberger Chicago Blackhawks RW 22
1953-54 Camille Henry New York Rangers C 20
1952-53 Lorne (Gump) Worsley New York Rangers G 23
1951-52 Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens RW 20
1950-51 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings G 20
1949-50 Jack Gelineau Boston Bruins G 24
1948-49 Pentti Lund New York Rangers RW 22
1947-48 Jim McFadden Detroit Red Wings C 27
1946-47 Howie Meeker Toronto Maple Leafs RW 21
1945-46 Edgar Laprade New York Rangers C 25
1944-45 Frank McCool Toronto Maple Leafs G 25
1943-44 Gus Bodnar Toronto Maple Leafs C 20
1942-43 Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs RW 19
1941-42 Grant Warwick New York Rangers RW 19
1940-41 Johnny Quilty Montreal Canadiens C 19
1939-40 Kilby MacDonald New York Rangers LW 25
1938-39 Frank Brimsek Boston Bruins G 24
1937-38 Cully Dahlstrom Chicago Blackhawks C 24
1936-37 Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs C 21
1935-36 Mike Karakas Chicago Blackhawks G 23
1934-35 Dave Schriner New York Americans LW 22
1933-34 Russ Blinko Montreal Maroons C 25
1932-33 Carl Voss Detroit Red Wings C 25

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