The NHL draft is nearly two months away, and teams will be stocking up on new talent when they meet at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia June 27-28. Next season, very few of the players taken in the upcoming draft should be expected to have a major impact on the Calder race. There is no Nathan MacKinnon available in 2014.
The Calder Trophy winner for 2014-15 is likely already in the NHL pipeline. Opportunity married to experience will give these players an edge on the top picks in the 2014 entry draft.
Here are the top 10 candidates for the 2014-15 Calder Trophy.