Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter
Before the 2009-10 NHL season began, the consensus pick for the NHLÆs Rookie of the Year/Calder Trophy winner was John Tavares. Tavares, who was selected first overall by the New York Islanders in the 2008-09 NHL Entry Draft, came into the NHL with a tremendous resume and the reputation as being a tremendous competitor.
Tavares was thought to be the favorite, but it would not come without some competition. The other leading candidates to win the Calder Trophy were the Tampa Bay LighteningÆs defenseman Victor Hedman and, to a lesser degree, the Colorado AvalancheÆs forward Matt Duchesne, each player with tremendous resumes, each one with a great skill-set.
With most NHL teams 10 games into the 2009-10 season, the race for th ...
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Article written by Mark Ritter