NHL Calder Memorial Trophy Betting Tips

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The NHL Calder Memorial Trophy award is an annual award given to the player is voted “the most proficient in his first year of competition” in the league, making it the NHL’s version of their Rookie of the Year award.

Many leading bookmakers offer customers the chance to back the biggest rising stars in ice hockey for this award, with the market consistently updated throughout the entire NHL regular season.

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NHL Calder Memorial Trophy Betting Tips

If you are looking to place a bet on the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy market you would be wise to check out some of these trends.

The Calder Memorial Trophy may go to the best ‘rookie’ player, but that does not mean #1 overall picks have dominated this award. In fact, since this annual honour was introduced only seven #1 overall picks have won it.

Goaltenders have not fared well when it comes to this award either. Only 16 goaltenders have won the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy, and no goalie has been named the league’s best rookie player since the 2008/09 season.

Previous NHL Calder Memorial Trophy Winners

Many great careers have started with a player winning the Calder Memorial Trophy, although missing out did not hold back Wayne Gretzky, who went on to enjoy a legendary career.

Many Hall of Famers have their name attached to this trophy, as do many players who will go on to be enshrined over the next couple of decades.

1932–33 Carl Voss Detroit Red Wings Center 25
1933–34 Russ Blinco Montreal Maroons Center 25
1934–35 Sweeney Schriner New York Americans Left Wing 22
1935–36 Mike Karakas Chicago Black Hawks Goaltender 23
1936–37 Syl Apps Toronto Maple Leafs Center 21
1937–38 Cully Dahlstrom Chicago Black Hawks Center 24
1938–39 Frank Brimsek Boston Bruins Goaltender 24
1939–40 Kilby MacDonald New York Rangers Left Wing 25
1940–41 Johnny Quilty Montreal Canadiens Center 19
1941–42 Grant Warwick New York Rangers Right Wing 19
1942–43 Gaye Stewart Toronto Maple Leafs Right Wing 19
1943–44 Gus Bodnar Toronto Maple Leafs Center 20
1944–45 Frank McCool Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender 25
1945–46 Edgar Laprade New York Rangers Center 25
1946–47 Howie Meeker Toronto Maple Leafs Right Wing 21
1947–48 Jim McFadden Detroit Red Wings Center 27
1948–49 Pentti Lund New York Rangers Right Wing 22
1949–50 Jack Gelineau Boston Bruins Center 24
1950–51 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings Center 20
1951–52 Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens Right Wing 20
1952–53 Gump Worsley New York Rangers Goaltender 23
1953–54 Camille Henry New York Rangers Center 20
1954–55 Ed Litzenberger Chicago Black Hawks Right Wing 22
1955–56 Glenn Hall Detroit Red Wings Goaltender 23
1956–57 Larry Regan Boston Bruins Right Wing 26
1957–58 Frank Mahovlich Toronto Maple Leafs Left Wing 19
1958–59 Ralph Backstrom Montreal Canadiens Center 20
1959–60 Bill Hay Chicago Black Hawks Center 23
1960–61 Dave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs Center 20
1961–62 Bobby Rousseau Montreal Canadiens Right Wing 21
1962–63 Kent Douglas Toronto Maple Leafs Defenseman 26
1963–64 Jacques Laperriere Montreal Canadiens Defenseman 21
1964–65 Roger Crozier Detroit Red Wings Goaltender 22
1965–66 Brit Selby Toronto Maple Leafs Left Wing 20
1966–67 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins Defenseman 18
1967–68 Derek Sanderson Boston Bruins Center 21
1968–69 Danny Grant Minnesota North Stars Right Wing 23
1969–70 Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks Goaltender 26
1970–71 Gilbert Perreault Buffalo Sabres Center 19
1971–72 Ken Dryden Montreal Canadiens Goaltender 24
1972–73 Steve Vickers New York Rangers Left Wing 21
1973–74 Denis Potvin New York Islanders Defenseman 19
1974–75 Eric Vail Atlanta Flames Left Wing 20
1975–76 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders Center 19
1976–77 Willi Plett Atlanta Flames Right Wing 21
1977–78 Mike Bossy New York Islanders Right Wing 20
1978–79 Bobby Smith Minnesota North Stars Center 20
1979–80 Ray Bourque Boston Bruins Defenseman 19
1980–81 Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques Center 24
1981–82 Dale Hawerchuk Winnipeg Jets Center 18
1982–83 Steve Larmer Chicago Black Hawks Right Wing 21
1983–84 Tom Barrasso Buffalo Sabres Goaltender 18
1984–85 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins Center 19
1985–86 Gary Suter Calgary Flames Defenseman 21
1986–87 Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings Left Wing 20
1987–88 Joe Nieuwendyk Calgary Flames Center 21
1988–89 Brian Leetch New York Rangers Defenseman 20
1989–90 Sergei Makarov Calgary Flames Right Wing 31
1990–91 Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks Goaltender 25
1991–92 Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks Right Wing 20
1992–93 Teemu Selanne Winnipeg Jets Right Wing 22
1993–94 Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils Goaltender 21
1994–95 Peter Forsberg Quebec Nordiques Center 21
1995–96 Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators Right Wing 22
1996–97 Bryan Berard New York Islanders Defenseman 19
1997–98 Sergei Samsonov Boston Bruins Left Wing 19
1998–99 Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche Center 22
1999–2000 Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils Center 19
2000–01 Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks Goaltender 25
2001–02 Dany Heatley Atlanta Thrashers Right Wing 20
2002–03 Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues Defenseman 21
2003–04 Andrew Raycroft Boston Bruins Goaltender 23
2004–05 Not award due to lockout
2005–06 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Left Wing 20
2006–07 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins Center 20
2007–08 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks Right Wing 19
2008–09 Steve Mason Columbus Blue Jackets Goaltender 21
2009–10 Tyler Myers Buffalo Sabres Defenseman 20
2010–11 Jeff Skinner Carolina Hurricanes Center 19
2011–12 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche Left Wing 19
2012–13 Jonathan Huberdeau Florida Panthers Left Wing 19
2013–14 Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche Center 18
2014–15 Aaron Ekblad Florida Panthers Defenseman 19
2015–16 Artemi Panarin Chicago Blackhawks Left Wing 24
2016–17 Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs Center 19
2017–18 Mathew Barzal New York Islanders Center 21
2018–19 Elias Pettersson Vancouver Canucks Center 20
2019–20 Cale Makar Colorado Avalanche Defenseman 21
2020–21 Kirill Kaprizov Minnesota Wild Left Wing 24
2021–22 Moritz Seider Detroit Red Wings Defenseman 21

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NHL Calder Memorial Trophy FAQs

What is the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy award?

The NHL Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player voted “the most proficient in his first year of competition” in the league, which makes it the NHL’s Rookie of the Year award.

Why can a player win the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy in his second season?

A player can win the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy in his second season as long as he played less than 25 games in his rookie season.

Who won the NHL Calder Memorial Trophy last season?

Moritz Selder of the Detroit Red Wings won the 2021/22 NHL Calder Memorial Trophy.