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Rookie of the Year

The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given 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 season and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs. 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. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible. In 1990, Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames became the oldest player, at age 31, to win the Calder. After that season, the rules for awarding the Calder were amended so that players could only be eligible if they were 26 years old or younger by September 15 of their rookie season. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. The latter fact was perhaps most prominent when in 1979–80, first-year phenom Wayne Gretzky was not eligible to win the Calder Trophy despite scoring 137 points (the previous rookie record at the time being 95), because he had played a full season the previous year in the World Hockey Association. The trophy has been won the most times by rookies from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have won it on nine occasions.
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 Calders 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. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible.
SeasonWinnerTeamRunner-Up
2013-2014 Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche Ondrej Palat
2012-2013 Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers Brendan Gallagher
2011-2012 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2010-2011 Jeff Skinner Carolina Hurricanes Logan Couture
2009-2010 Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres Jimmy Howard
2008-2009 Steve Mason Columbus Blue Jackets Bobby Ryan
2007-2008 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Nicklas Backstrom
2006-2007 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Paul Stastny
2005-2006 Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals Sidney Crosby
2003-2004 Andrew Raycroft Boston Bruins Michael Ryder
2002-2003 Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues Henrik Zetterberg
2001-2002 Dany Heatley Atlanta Thrashers Ilya Kovalchuk
2000-2001 Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks Brad Richards
1999-2000 Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils Brad Stuart
1998-1999 Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche Marian Hossa
1997-1998 Sergei Samsonov Boston Bruins Mattias Ohlund
1996-1997 Bryan Berard New York Islanders Jarome Iginla
1995-1996 Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators Eric Daze
1994-1995 Peter Forsberg Quebec Nordiques Jim Carey
1993-1994 Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils Jason Arnott
1992-1993 Teemu Selanne Winnipeg Jets (1979) Joseph Juneau
1991-1992 Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks Nicklas Lidstrom
1990-1991 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Sergei Fedorov
1989-1990 Sergei Makarov Calgary Flames Mike Modano
1988-1989 Brian Leetch New York Rangers Trevor Linden
1987-1988 Joe Nieuwendyk Calgary Flames Ray Sheppard
1986-1987 Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings Ron Hextall
1985-1986 Gary Suter Calgary Flames Wendel Clark
1984-1985 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Chris Chelios
1983-1984 Tom Barrasso Buffalo Sabres Steve Yzerman
1982-1983 Steve Larmer Chicago Blackhawks Phil Housley
1981-1982 Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets (1979) Barry Pederson
1980-1981 Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques Larry Murphy
1979-1980 Ray Bourque Boston Bruins Michael Foligno
1978-1979 Bobby Smith Minnesota North Stars Ryan Walter
1977-1978 Mike Bossy New York Islanders Barry Beck
1976-1977 Willi Plett Atlanta Flames Don Murdoch
1975-1976 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders Glenn Resch
1974-1975 Eric Vail Atlanta Flames Pierre Larouche
1973-1974 Denis Potvin New York Islanders Thomas Lysiak
1972-1973 Steve Vickers New York Rangers Bill Barber
1971-1972 Kenneth Dryden Montréal Canadiens Richard Martin
1970-1971 Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres Jude Drouin
1969-1970 Tony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks Bill Fairbairn
1968-1969 Daniel Grant Minnesota North Stars Norman Ferguson
1967-1968 Derek Sanderson Boston Bruins Jacques Lemaire
1966-1967 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins Ed Van Impe
1965-1966 Brit Selby Toronto Maple Leafs Bert Marshall
1964-1965 Roger Crozier Detroit Red Wings Ronald Ellis
1963-1964 Jacques Laperriere Montréal Canadiens John Ferguson
1962-1963 Kent Douglas Toronto Maple Leafs Doug Barkley
1961-1962 Bobby Rousseau Montréal Canadiens Cliff Pennington
1960-1961 David Keon Toronto Maple Leafs Bob Nevin
1959-1960 Bill Hay Chicago Blackhawks Murray Oliver
1958-1959 Ralph Backstrom Montréal Canadiens Carl Brewer
1957-1958 Francis Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs Bobby Hull
1956-1957 Larry Regan Boston Bruins Ed Chadwick
1955-1956 Glenn Hall Detroit Red Wings Andy Hebenton
1954-1955 Ed Litzenberger Chicago Blackhawks Don McKenney
1953-1954 Camille Henry New York Rangers Dutch Reibel
1952-1953 Gump Worsley New York Rangers Gord Hannigan
1951-1952 Bernie Geoffrion Montréal Canadiens Hy Buller
1950-1951 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings Al Rollins
1949-1950 Jack Gelineau Boston Bruins Phil Maloney
1948-1949 Pentti Lund New York Rangers Allan Stanley
1947-1948 Jim McFadden Detroit Red Wings Pete Babando
1946-1947 Howie Meeker Toronto Maple Leafs Jimmy Conacher
1945-1946 Edgar Laprade New York Rangers George Gee
1944-1945 Frank McCool Toronto Maple Leafs Ken Smith
1943-1944 Gus Bodnar Toronto Maple Leafs Bill Durnan
1942-1943 Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs Glen Harmon
1941-1942 Grant Warwick New York Rangers Buddy O`Connor
1940-1941 John Quilty Montréal Canadiens Johnny Mowers
1939-1940 Kilby MacDonald New York Rangers Wally Stanowski
1938-1939 Frank Brimsek Boston Bruins Roy Conacher
1937-1938 Cully Dahlstrom Chicago Blackhawks Murph Chamberlain
1936-1937 Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs Gordie Drillon
1935-1936 Mike Karakas Chicago Blackhawks Bucko McDonald
1934-1935 Sweeney Schriner New York Americans Bert Connelly
1933-1934 Russ Blinco Montreal Maroons
1932-1933 Carl Voss Detroit Red Wings