There are many talented rookies who have had solid seasons, but only a few are in serious contention for the Calder Trophy.
Here are the players that have had solid seasons but just miss the cut.
Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay Lightning
Killorn is a 23-year-old center with the Tampa Bay Lightning who made his NHL debut this season after being drafted 77th overall in 2007.
Killorn has had a solid year to date as a secondary contributor with the Lightning. He has seven goals and 11 assists for 18 total points.
Mika Zibanejad, Ottawa Senators
Zibanejad has had a good season on an Ottawa Senators team that was impacted by injuries. He became the team's No. 2 pivot when Kyle Turris took over for an injured Jason Spezza. Along with linemate Jakob Silfverberg, Zibanejad has had a solid rookie season.
Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles Kings
Muzzin stepped into an enhanced role with the team when Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene were sidelined with injuries early in the season. He took the opportunity in front of him, and to date he's had a solid offensive season as a rookie.
Dougie Hamilton, Boston Bruins
Dougie Hamilton is an exciting rookie prospect for the Bruins, and as the season has continued he has become a quality blueliner. His offensive game is continually getting better, and the best is yet to come for the former Niagara IceDog.