Ranking the Top Candidates for the 2015-16 Calder Trophy

December 9th, 2015 by Steve Macfarlane Leave a reply »
The Calder Trophy race is starting to look a little like a runaway, but it's not the guy who was predicted to pace the freshman who is dominating the stat lines this season.

With Connor McDavid suffering a devastating injury a baker's dozen into his rookie season, the Chicago Blackhawks secret weapon, Artemi Panarin, has been scoring at a point-per-game pace and posting strong possession numbers as well. 

It helps that he plays with one of the game's elite wingers.

Panarin does have some stiff competition from a handful of other top picks from past drafts, though, many of whom are finding their niche quickly in their first NHL season. 

Click ahead to see how the top of the class is ranked. We look at points, possession and other unique talents they have to slot them in. 

Stats are found on NHL.com and stats.hockeyanalysis.com.



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