10 Most Shocking Rookie Seasons in NHL History

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10 Most Shocking Rookie Seasons in NHL History
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The NHL has seen its fair share of extraordinary rookies in its 94 seasons of existence.

In fact, there have been so many memorable rookie seasons that selecting the 10 best was harder than I thought.

I even had to leave some of my favorite players out. Luc Robitaille, for example, the L.A. Kings’ left-winger scored 45 goals and 38 assists during his rookie campaign in 1986-87, but did not make the cut.

To be on this list, players had to be eligible for the Calder Memorial Trophy, the award the NHL hands out to its rookie of the year.  

Enjoy the slideshow and if you think I have forgot somebody leave a comment at the end.

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