Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/02/14 at 03:49 PM ET
Worthy candidates include Nate MacKinnon, Jacob Trouba, Seth Jones, Danny DeKeyser, Chris Kreider, Torey Krug, Sean Monahan and Valeri Nichushkin. But I'm going to surprise a few people here and give ESPN.com's halfway Calder Trophy to Hampus Lindholm.
First of all, I dig the name Hampus. So there's that. But the 19-year-old Swede, Anaheim's first-round pick in 2012 (No. 6 overall) has been awfully impressive at both ends of the ice, and a plus-20 rating as of Thursday morning really stands out.
-Pierre LeBrun of ESPN where you can read more about all the halfway hardware winners...
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