Prospect Ramblings: Calder Power Rankings 003

Brayden Olafson



Welcome back! 


If this is your first time tuning in to the Calder Power Rankings, welcome! I’m glad you’re here – and no need to worry, you can find each of the previous editions below.





Two weeks into the 2019-20 NHL campaign I kicked off a new segment that I’ve committed to publishing on a bi-weekly basis as part of the Dobber Prospects Ramblings. 


One month into the year, the Calder race remains extremely volatile, and this week we’ve welcomed several new players to the top-10, as well as the honorable mentions section.


It’s also worth noting that as the list has evolved, I’ve begun to track and monitor a broader group of rookies so that I can provide a better reading experience for everyone. For this reason, you might begin to notice a jump in places greater than ten players who weren’t included in previous lists. 


1. D, Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche (-) | 4-13-17


After the run he’s gone on over the last two weeks if Cake Makar could go any higher in the rankings, he would. The rookie blueliner was named the NHL’s third star of the week on Sunday after a jolt of six points through his previous three games. At times, the 21-year-old has seemingly saddled up and put the Av’s team on his back, not to mention continuing to boast an outstanding rapport in the advanced stats’ community.


2. D, Quinn Hughes, Vancouver Canucks (+1) | 2-10-12


Consistently and aggressively, Quinn Hughes is attempting to make up ground on his equally touted defensive counterpart,