The Latest 2016 Calder Trophy Rankings in the NHL

March 16th, 2016 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
With less than one month remaining in the NHL's 2015-16 regular season, it's time to start thinking about which players will receive this year's edition of the league's annual awards.

One of the most intriguing races this season is for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to "the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League," according to

The winner is determined by votes from members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, who each rank their top five choices.

This year's rookie class includes a healthy collection of candidates who deserve consideration—each with his own pros and cons.

Expect to see Sam Reinhart of the Buffalo Sabres, Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames and Anthony Duclair of the Arizona Coyotes all pick up a few points in the voting, but not enough to get them into contention.

Click through for a look at this year's top candidates right now. There's still room for movement—especially for surging Shayne Gostisbehere. Do you think he has enough momentum to become a finalist, or is his sample size too small?

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