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Top Rookie So Far

About two weeks ago I made my first pick for the Calder Trophy leader.  At that point it was Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Matthews remains a top candidate for the Calder Trophy but he has slowed from a four goal opening game and a short run as the NHL's top scorer.  He may well win the Calder Trophy but he isn't the leader any longer.  That is Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Werenski is a defenceman with 10 points in 9 games.  Only Brent Burns has more points from defence at this point.  He is a 2015 first round draft pick who left the University of Michigan after two seasons to turn pro.  He has been one of the best defencemen in the NHL so far this season and is pushing himself into the Calder Trophy race.  He wasn't the top candidate in the off season for a Calder Trophy run but he has the ability that he may be able to stay in the race this season.

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