The competition is always fierce for the Calder Trophy, the NHL's rookie of the year honor, and this season is no exception. Personally, I've always been a fan of Calder finalists being scored not only by their point totals, but by their positive affect on the team as a whole.
In light of this, I've compiled a list of six Calder finalists who I think are deserving for their stats, just as much as their importance on the roster.
And the nominees are...
Logan Couture: San Jose Sharks
Michael Grabner: New York Islanders.
P.K. Subban: Montreal Canadiens.
Sergei Bobrovsky: Philadelphia Flyers
Corey Crawford: Chicago Blackhawks
James Reimer: Toronto Maple Leafs.