Artemi Panarin Named Calder Finalist

On Monday evening, the NHL named Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, Oilers forward Connor McDavid and Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin as the three finalists for the Calder Trophy.

The last Blackhawks player to win the Calder was Patrick Kane after the 2007-08 season. This year, Kane played a huge role in Panarin being a finalist for the award. After parts of seven seasons in the KHL, the 24-year-old scored 30 goals and added 47 assists for 77 points in his rookie NHL campaign. Buffalo’s Jack Eichel, the second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, also finished second in the rookie scoring race — 21 points behind Panarin.

9 thoughts on “Artemi Panarin Named Calder Finalist

  • May 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I’m fine with Ghost, but McDavid?

  • May 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    McDavid politically correct choice…got to feel for Eichel on this one…he was not surrounded by first round picks and played very well for a still crappy team…well so are the Oilers but they suck for other reasons.

    To me Panarin looks like he is a 16 year kid. Guy is phenomenal.

  • May 2, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    16 year OLD kid….sheesh

  • May 2, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    He’s going to be even better next year. First year under his belt I don’t think we’ve even seen all that he’s capable of doing.
    Kane said in exit interview they’ll get together this summer to determine how they can break down certain defenses they had to face toward the end of the season. Gotta love that Kane!

  • May 3, 2016 at 1:12 am

    “Duh…” If Panarin doesn’t win this, it’s fixed.

    McDavid = too bad he was injured…that’s life.

    Gostisbehere = good first year. Sorry, not good enough. (…and, Philadelphia BLOWS!)

  • May 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Signed, sealed and delivered or its fixed.

  • May 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Panarin …all the way …and 35 goals next year….with 15-20 points more for 17 …and Kane 40 goals and 1 1 0 pts in 17 …..
    Now let see iff they can carry the team far in playoff next time ..

  • May 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    McDavid had 48 pts in 45 games.

  • May 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    So what…45 games is far from a season or enough to be considered for the Calder…so ppg was pretty good…big deal ..37 games missing.

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