Over a quarter the way through this season, let’s take a look at where the race for the Calder Trophy for the Rookie of the Year stands.
5. Brett Howden (NYR):
The 27th overall pick has played 25 games so far this season, and has recorded 4 goals, and 9 assists.
Howden also has been impressive in face-offs with a win percentage of 50.7%.
4. Rasmus Dahlin (BUF):
The first overall pick in this year’s draft has had a solid rookie season so far.
In 26 games played Dahlin has 2 goals, and 12 assists.
Also averaging 19:27 to on the ice per game, Dahlin has recorded a +8 plus-minus.
3. Brady Tkachuk (OTT):
Drafted fourth overall in the 2018 draft, Brady Tkachuk has done a good job of making a name for himself in his first season.
In just 15 games played due to a knee injury earlier in the season, Tkachuk has recorded 9 goals, and 7 assists.
Tkachuk also has 17 penalty minutes in those games played.
2. Colin White (OTT):
Center Colin White has played 25 games this season, and has a face-off win percentage of 50.4%.
White also has 16 points to add to it in his 7 goals, and 9 assists.
1. Elias Pettersson (VAN):
Drafted fifth overall, Pettersson has played 22 games this season, and leads the rookies in points with 13 goals, and 9 assists.
Pettersson’s ability to score goals for the Canucks has led Vancouver to a stronger start than expected.
The Rookie also has a face-off win percentage of 40.9%.
There is still plenty of time for things to change, however at the moment this is where the race for the Calder Trophy stands.
Elias Pettersson: http://www.cbc.ca
Elias Pettersson: http://www.terracestandard.com
Brady Tkachuk: http://www.tsn.com
Colin White: http://www.fantasycpr.com
Rasmus Dahlin: http://www.buffalonews.com
Brett Howden: http://www.NHL.com
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