Calder Memorial Trophy

Calder Memorial Trophy
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Established1936-37 NHL season
Current holder(s)Nathan MacKinnon
Awarded to theRookie of the Year in the National Hockey League

The Calder Memorial Trophy is a yearly award given "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League."[1] The award has been awarded 70 times since its beginnings in 1937. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner.

History

The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie Of The Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936-37 NHL season.[2] After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was renamed the Calder Memorial Trophy.[1]

In 1990, Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames became the oldest player, at age 31, to win the Calder, even though he had played professionally in the Soviet Union as a member of HC CSKA Moscow.[3] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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), due to him playing a full season the previous year in the World Hockey Association.[4] The trophy has been won the most times by rookies from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have won it on nine occasions.

The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system.[5] Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs.

Winners

Positions key
C Centre LW Left Wing
D Defence RW Right Wing
G Goaltender

     Player is still active in the NHL

Season Winner Team Position Age
1932–33 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Carl Voss</span> Detroit Red Wings C 25
1933–34 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Russ Blinco</span> Montreal Maroons C 25
1934–35 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sweeney Schriner</span> New York Americans LW 22
1935–36 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Karakas</span> Chicago Black Hawks G 23
1936–37 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Syl Apps</span> Toronto Maple Leafs C 21
1937–38 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Cully Dahlstrom</span> Chicago Black Hawks C 24
1938–39 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Brimsek</span> Boston Bruins G 24
1939–40 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Kilby MacDonald</span> New York Rangers LW 25
1940–41 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Johnny Quilty</span> Montreal Canadiens C 19
1941–42 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Grant Warwick</span> New York Rangers RW 19
1942–43 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gaye Stewart</span> Toronto Maple Leafs RW 19
1943–44 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gus Bodnar</span> Toronto Maple Leafs C 20
1944–45 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank McCool</span> Toronto Maple Leafs G 25
1945–46 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Edgar Laprade</span> New York Rangers C 25
1946–47 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Howie Meeker</span> Toronto Maple Leafs RW 21
1947–48 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jim McFadden</span> Detroit Red Wings C 27
1948–49 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Pentti Lund</span> New York Rangers RW 22
1949–50 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jack Gelineau</span> Boston Bruins G 24
1950–51 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Terry Sawchuk</span> Detroit Red Wings G 20
1951–52 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bernie Geoffrion</span> Montreal Canadiens RW 20
1952–53 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gump Worsley</span> New York Rangers G 23
1953–54 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Camille Henry</span> New York Rangers C 20
1954–55 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ed Litzenberger</span> Chicago Black Hawks RW 22
1955–56 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Glenn Hall</span> Detroit Red Wings G 23
1956–57 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Larry Regan</span> Boston Bruins RW 26
1957–58 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Frank Mahovlich</span> Toronto Maple Leafs LW 19
1958–59 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ralph Backstrom</span> Montreal Canadiens C 20
1959–60 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bill Hay</span> Chicago Black Hawks C 23
1960–61 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dave Keon</span> Toronto Maple Leafs C 20
1961–62 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bobby Rousseau</span> Montreal Canadiens RW 21
1962–63 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Kent Douglas</span> Toronto Maple Leafs D 26
1963–64 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jacques Laperriere</span> Montreal Canadiens D 21
1964–65 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roger Crozier</span> Detroit Red Wings G 22
1965–66 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brit Selby</span> Toronto Maple Leafs LW 20
1966–67 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bobby Orr</span> Boston Bruins D 18
1967–68 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Derek Sanderson</span> Boston Bruins C 21
1968–69 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Danny Grant</span> Minnesota North Stars RW 23
1969–70 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Tony Esposito</span> Chicago Black Hawks G 26
1970–71 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gilbert Perreault</span> Buffalo Sabres C 19
1971–72 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ken Dryden</span> Montreal Canadiens G 24
1972–73 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Steve Vickers</span> New York Rangers LW 21
1973–74 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Denis Potvin</span> New York Islanders D 19
1974–75 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Eric Vail</span> Atlanta Flames LW 20
1975–76 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bryan Trottier</span> New York Islanders C 19
1976–77 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Willi Plett</span> Atlanta Flames RW 21
1977–78 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mike Bossy</span> New York Islanders RW 20
1978–79 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bobby Smith</span> Minnesota North Stars C 20
1979–80 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ray Bourque</span> Boston Bruins D 18
1980–81 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Peter Stastny</span> Quebec Nordiques C 24
1981–82 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dale Hawerchuk</span> Winnipeg Jets C 18
1982–83 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Steve Larmer</span> Chicago Black Hawks RW 21
1983–84 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Tom Barrasso</span> Buffalo Sabres G 18
1984–85 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Mario Lemieux</span> Pittsburgh Penguins C 19
1985–86 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gary Suter</span> Calgary Flames D 21
1986–87 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Luc Robitaille</span> Los Angeles Kings LW 20
1987–88 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Joe Nieuwendyk</span> Calgary Flames C 21
1988–89 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brian Leetch</span> New York Rangers D 20
1989–90 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sergei Makarov</span> Calgary Flames RW 31
1990–91 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ed Belfour</span> Chicago Blackhawks G 25
1991–92 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Pavel Bure</span> Vancouver Canucks RW 20
1992–93 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Teemu Selanne</span> Winnipeg Jets RW 23
1993–94 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Martin Brodeur</span> New Jersey Devils G 21
1994–95 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Peter Forsberg</span> Quebec Nordiques C 21
1995–96 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Daniel Alfredsson</span> Ottawa Senators RW 22
1996–97 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bryan Berard</span> New York Islanders D 19
1997–98 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sergei Samsonov</span> Boston Bruins LW 18
1998–99 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Chris Drury</span> Colorado Avalanche C 22
1999–00 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Scott Gomez</span> New Jersey Devils C 19
2000–01 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Evgeni Nabokov</span> San Jose Sharks G 25
2001–02 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Dany Heatley</span> Atlanta Thrashers RW 20
2002–03 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Barret Jackman</span> St. Louis Blues D 21
2003–04 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Andrew Raycroft</span> Boston Bruins G 23
2004–05 No winner because of the
2004–05 NHL lockout
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2005–06 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Alexander Ovechkin</span> Washington Capitals LW 20
2006–07 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Evgeni Malkin</span> Pittsburgh Penguins C 20
2007–08 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Patrick Kane</span> Chicago Blackhawks RW 19
2008–09 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Steve Mason</span> Columbus Blue Jackets G 21
2009–10 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Tyler Myers</span> Buffalo Sabres D 20
2010–11 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jeff Skinner</span> Carolina Hurricanes LW/C 19
2011–12 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gabriel Landeskog</span> Colorado Avalanche LW 19
2012–13 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jonathan Huberdeau</span> Florida Panthers C 19
2013–14 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Nathan MacKinnon</span> Colorado Avalanche C 18
2014–15 <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Aaron Ekblad</span> Florida Panthers D 19

Related pages

References

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