This award is given annually “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League (NHL).”
It was named after Frank Calder, a former President of the NHL from 1917 till 1943. The award, voted by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association, was first awarded after the 1936-1937 season. It was renamed the Calder Trophy after Mr. Calder’s death in 1943.
It is hockey’s version of the Rookie of the Year honor.
Last year’s winner: Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
2015 Nominess: Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers), Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames), Mark Stone (Arizona Coyotes)
My pick to win: Aaron Ekblad