But I also know that Hughes has his supporters, too. Draisaitl lead the league with 110 points, 43 goals and 67 assists, and came in first in points per game with 1.55. Copyright © 2019 National Hockey Now and Adrian Dater. Welcome to NHL.com, the official site of the National Hockey League, Bienvenue à LNH.com , le site officiel de la Ligue nationale de hockey, Добро пожаловать на NHL.com, официальный сайт Национальной хоккейной лиги, Tervetuloa NHL:n viralliselle nettisivustolle NHL.comiin, Välkommen till NHL.com, NHL:s officiella web-sida, Vítejte na NHL.com, oficiálních stránkách National Hockey League, Vitajte na NHL.com, oficiálnych stránkach National Hockey League, Willkommen auf NHL.com, der offiziellen Seite der National Hockey League, Bienvenido a NHL.com, el sitio oficial de la National Hockey League, Cale Makar, Quinn Hughes and Dominik Kubalik have been named finalists for the Calder Trophy. "Coming from Europe, obviously you have some goals, but you don't think I could be a finalist or something like that. That edge of the game was taken off for me. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. Commissioner.com is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: nhl | pageType: stories | "He's been amazing all year," Colorado forward Andre Burakovsky said. The Blackhawks (32-30-8, .514) lost the first round in five games to the Golden Knights. He lead the league in face-off wins for the third consecutive year. Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon. All NHL team jerseys customized with NHL players' names and numbers are officially licensed by the NHL and the NHLPA. This is a bit off-topic, but Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko… I know they are very young. We encourage you to review it carefully. He scored 56 points, 31 goals and 25 assists, before the season was halted. He had a .922 save percentage and accounted for 83.8% of the team's wins. Help fund Adrian's travel! "I'm very honored and humbled to just be on this stage with these guys," said Makar, who made his NHL debut in the 2019 playoffs after his sophomore season at UMass Amherst. No team has had consecutive players win the Calder since Bobby Orr and Derek Sanderson did it with the Boston Bruins in 1966-67 and 1967-68. The 24-year-old Plzen, Czech Republic, native became the first Czech-born player in NHL history to pace rookies in goals as well as the third to reach the 30‑goal plateau, joining Petr Klima (32 in 1985-86) and Petr Prucha (30 in 2005-06). Hughes led all rookies in assists (45), points (53) and power-play points (25) through the 68 games he played. "For as young as he is, I knew he was a big talent coming into the group and he's obviously a special plyer, but a lot of the time with young guys, they have ups and downs especially in their early years, and with Quinn, the way he was able to stay consistent and play at a high level the whole year, that showed a lot of maturity.". Altogether, it is a bright rookie class, highlighted by three or four rookies who should … He helped lead the Bruins to the Presidents Trophy and allow the fewest goals in the league.

Here is the official NHL release on this: Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Calder Trophy after the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The 20-year-old would be the third Canucks player to win the award and second straight, following forward Elias Pettersson last season (Pavel Bure, 1991-92). Carlson is a first time finalist after leading the the position with 75 points and 60 assists this season. .95 cents of every dollar goes to the cost of getting to and from Avs road games and .5 cents goes to the Thornton Food Bank. … First goal was to make the team, and that's what I did ... As the season moved on, it was a little up and down in the beginning, but I figured it out a little bit, how to handle some situations especially with traveling and stuff. With the NHL regular season effectively over, the finalists for the various year-end awards given to players and coaches have been announced. Only three other rookie blueliners in NHL history have averaged as many points per game in a single season (minimum: 50 GP): Leetch (1.04 in 1988-89 w/ NYR), Larry Murphy (0.95 in 1980-81 w/ LAK) and Al MacInnis (0.88 in 1983-84 w/ CGY). Rask is no stranger to the award, taking it home in 2014. This season he had 98 blocked shots and 47 takeaways with an average of  24:04 of ice time per game. "As far as the season, we had a really good team. Dater’s Daily Links: Makar Should Win Calder Tonight, Guts all over the place: Avs win over Stars was one for the ages, Avalanche off-day notebook: Your Cale Makar reading list questions answered. Makar, who set the Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques record for points by a rookie defenseman in a season, would be the sixth winner in franchise history and the first since center Nathan MacKinnon in 2013-14. Part of the National Hockey Now family.