Michal Grabner and the Top 10 Calder Trophy Candidates

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Michal Grabner and the Top 10 Calder Trophy Candidates
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Rookies are the future of the NHL. It's a great story to see a young player beginning to find his stride at such a young age, bringing a large amount of promise and a glimpse of some of the amazing hockey that's to come over the next years of what fans hope is a long NHL career.

Rookies also have great benefits in the salary cap era, bringing in some stellar play for a very low cap hit, thanks to entry-level contracts.

Thus, the NHL honors one particular rookie every year with the Calder Trophy to set them above the rest as the best first-year player in the league. Here are my top 10 candidates for this year's Calder Memorial Trophy.

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