2011 Calder Trophy Finalist
Last week, the NHL announced the finalist for the Calder Trophy (top rookie) are Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders, Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks, and Jeff Skinner of the Carolina Hurricanes. NHL story is here.
These three rookies are the 1-2-3 in rookie goal scoring. Each have an interesting way in becoming a finalist. Check NHL story for details. Out of this group, Jeff Skinner has had the greatest impact. Skinner was invited to the All Star Game and lead all the rookies in points. Most media people say Skinner is the favorite to win it. I would agree that Skinner will win it.
The 2011 NHL Awards will be held at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas on June 22. The ceremony will be broadcast by VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada.