Prospect Ramblings: A look back at Calder finalists & finding 2017 candidates (Jul 27)

Paul Zwambag

2016-07-28

photo courtesy: nhl.com

Taking a look at the previous six Calder winners and finalists and coming up with a new list for the 2017 season…

 

Predicting the Calder candidates in the summer of the upcoming year is extremely difficult, but with a little bit of research, we can try to play the numbers and see if we can't come up with a few trends that go into the top-5 finalists of the Calder trophy each year. First off we need to have a look at the voting charts, found at hockey-reference.com. Below are the top 5 vote-getters every year for the Calder Memorial Trophy. Below each graph a short paragraph on where guys played before there rookie seasons and how old each player was.

 

2011 CALDER TROPHY VOTES

Place

Player

Age

Tm

Pos

Votes

Vote%

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

1

Jeff Skinner

18

CAR

RW

1055

83.07

71

39

12

4

0

2

Logan Couture

21

SJS

C

908

71.50

41

46