An annual award “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League.” Winner selected in a poll by 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. Chicago Blackhawks left winger Artemi Panarin won the Calder Memorial Trophy. He is the first Chicago player to be named rookie of the year since linemate Patrick Kane in 2008. Panarin received votes on all 150 ballots, including 88 first-place votes, 41 for second place, 16 for third, three for fourth and two for fifth, giving him a total of 1,258 points. Shayne Gostisbehere of Philadelphia (33-53-42-12-8) finished second with 955 points while Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (25-45-48-15-8) was third with 858 points. Jack Eichel of Buffalo received two first-place votes and was fourth overall with 449 points. Dylan Larkin of Detroit, who was fifth in the balloting with 170 points, received one first-place vote, as did Colton Parayako of St. Louis, who finished seventh with 52 points. Arizona’s Max Domi finished sixth in the voting with 92 points. Panarin, who signed with the Blackhawks in May 2015, led all rookies in goals (30), assists (47), points (77), power-play goals (8-tied), power-play points (24) and game-winning goals (7) while skating in 80 contests. He became the fourth rookie in franchise history to reach the 30-goal milestone and the first to do so since Eric Daze in 1995-96. His first career hat trick on February 17 at New York against the Rangers was the first by a Chicago rookie since Tyler Arnason in 2002-03.
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
2014-2015 Aaron Ekblad Panthers
2013-2014 Nathan MacKinnon Avalanche Ondrej Palat
2012-2013 Jonathan Huberdeau Panthers Brendan Gallagher
2011-2012 Gabriel Landeskog Avalanche Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2010-2011 Jeff Skinner Hurricanes Logan Couture
2009-2010 Tyler Myers Sabres Jimmy Howard
2008-2009 Steve Mason Blue Jackets Bobby Ryan
2007-2008 Patrick Kane Blackhawks Nicklas Backstrom
2006-2007 Evgeni Malkin Penguins Paul Stastny
2005-2006 Alex Ovechkin Capitals Sidney Crosby
2003-2004 Andrew Raycroft Bruins Michael Ryder
2002-2003 Barret Jackman Blues Henrik Zetterberg
2001-2002 Dany Heatley Thrashers Ilya Kovalchuk
2000-2001 Evgeni Nabokov Sharks Brad Richards
1999-2000 Scott Gomez Devils Brad Stuart
1998-1999 Chris Drury Avalanche Marian Hossa
1997-1998 Sergei Samsonov Bruins Mattias Ohlund
1996-1997 Bryan Berard Islanders Jarome Iginla
1995-1996 Daniel Alfredsson Senators Eric Daze
1994-1995 Peter Forsberg Nordiques Jim Carey
1993-1994 Martin Brodeur Devils Jason Arnott
1992-1993 Teemu Selanne Jets (1979) Joe Juneau
1991-1992 Pavel Bure Canucks Nicklas Lidstrom
1990-1991 Ed Belfour Blackhawks Sergei Fedorov
1989-1990 Sergei Makarov Flames Mike Modano
1988-1989 Brian Leetch Rangers Trevor Linden
1987-1988 Joe Nieuwendyk Flames Ray Sheppard
1986-1987 Luc Robitaille Kings Ron Hextall
1985-1986 Gary Suter Flames Wendel Clark
1984-1985 Mario Lemieux Penguins Chris Chelios
1983-1984 Tom Barrasso Sabres Steve Yzerman
1982-1983 Steve Larmer Blackhawks Phil Housley
1981-1982 Dale Hawerchuk Jets (1979) Barry Pederson
1980-1981 Peter Stastny Nordiques Larry Murphy
1979-1980 Ray Bourque Bruins Mike Foligno
1978-1979 Bobby Smith North Stars Ryan Walter
1977-1978 Mike Bossy Islanders Barry Beck
1976-1977 Willi Plett Flames Don Murdoch
1975-1976 Bryan Trottier Islanders Glenn Resch
1974-1975 Eric Vail Flames Pierre Larouche
1973-1974 Denis Potvin Islanders Tom Lysiak
1972-1973 Steve Vickers Rangers Bill Barber
1971-1972 Ken Dryden Canadiens Richard Martin
1970-1971 Gilbert Perreault Sabres Jude Drouin
1969-1970 Tony Esposito Blackhawks Bill Fairbairn
1968-1969 Danny Grant North Stars Norm Ferguson
1967-1968 Derek Sanderson Bruins Jacques Lemaire
1966-1967 Bobby Orr Bruins Ed Van Impe
1965-1966 Brit Selby Maple Leafs Bert Marshall
1964-1965 Roger Crozier Red Wings Ron Ellis
1963-1964 Jacques Laperriere Canadiens John Ferguson
1962-1963 Kent Douglas Maple Leafs Doug Barkley
1961-1962 Bobby Rousseau Canadiens Cliff Pennington
1960-1961 Dave Keon Maple Leafs Bob Nevin
1959-1960 Bill Hay Blackhawks Murray Oliver
1958-1959 Ralph Backstrom Canadiens Carl Brewer
1957-1958 Frank Mahovlich Maple Leafs Bobby Hull
1956-1957 Larry Regan Bruins Ed Chadwick
1955-1956 Glenn Hall Red Wings Andy Hebenton
1954-1955 Ed Litzenberger Blackhawks Don McKenney
1953-1954 Camille Henry Rangers Dutch Reibel
1952-1953 Gump Worsley Rangers Gord Hannigan
1951-1952 Bernie Geoffrion Canadiens Hy Buller
1950-1951 Terry Sawchuk Red Wings Al Rollins
1949-1950 Jack Gelineau Bruins Phil Maloney
1948-1949 Pentti Lund Rangers Allan Stanley
1947-1948 Jim McFadden Red Wings Pete Babando
1946-1947 Howie Meeker Maple Leafs Jimmy Conacher
1945-1946 Edgar Laprade Rangers George Gee
1944-1945 Frank McCool Maple Leafs Ken Smith
1943-1944 Gus Bodnar Maple Leafs Bill Durnan
1942-1943 Gaye Stewart Maple Leafs Glen Harmon
1941-1942 Grant Warwick Rangers Buddy O'Connor
1940-1941 John Quilty Canadiens Johnny Mowers
1939-1940 Kilby MacDonald Rangers Wally Stanowski
1938-1939 Frank Brimsek Bruins Roy Conacher
1937-1938 Cully Dahlstrom Blackhawks Murph Chamberlain
1936-1937 Syl Apps Maple Leafs Gordie Drillon
1935-1936 Mike Karakas Blackhawks Bucko McDonald
1934-1935 Sweeney Schriner Americans Bert Connelly
1933-1934 Russ Blinco Maroons
1932-1933 Carl Voss Red Wings