Ducks winger Bobby Ryan finished second in the voting for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. Columbus goalie Steve Mason won the award with 1,268 points, including 121 first-place votes. Ryan finished with 829 points, with nine first-place votes. Fellow finalist Kris Versteeg of the Chicago Blackhawks took third with 323 points (one first-place vote).
Ryan led all NHL rookies with 31 goals in only 64 games. He was Rookie of the Month for January when he scored 11 goals and had five asssits in 14 games. He had the first rookie hat trick in Ducks history when he scored three goals Jan. 8 at Los Angeles. The three goals were scored within 2:21, the third-fastest hat trick by a rookie in NHL history.
The 22-year-old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey was also named a forward on the league's all-rookie team. The other forwards earning that honor were Versteeg and Patrik Berglund of St. Louis. The defensemen named were Drew Doughty of Los Angeles and Luke Schenn of Toronto. Mason rounded out the field as the goaltender for the squad.