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 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) Joseph 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 Michael 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 Thomas Lysiak
1972-1973 Steve Vickers Rangers Bill Barber
1971-1972 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Richard Martin
1970-1971 Gilbert Perreault Sabres Jude Drouin
1969-1970 Tony Esposito Blackhawks Bill Fairbairn
1968-1969 Daniel Grant North Stars Norman 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 Ronald 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 David Keon Maple Leafs Bob Nevin
1959-1960 Bill Hay Blackhawks Murray Oliver
1958-1959 Ralph Backstrom Canadiens Carl Brewer
1957-1958 Francis 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