As many observers expected, the striker of the Montreal canadiens Nick Suzuki is not one of the three finalists to the obtaining of the Calder trophy, awarded to the rookie with the excellence of the national hockey League (NHL).
Rather, it is the defenders Quinn Hughes and Cale Makar, as well as the attacker Dominik Kubalik, who have been chosen.
Hughes became the third player to the first year of the history of the circuit to dominate for the total points (53). The door-colors of the Vancouver Canucks hit the target eight times in 68 parties, who hopes to emulate his team-mate Elias Pettersson. The latter had won the Calder in 2018-2019.
For its part, Makar has accumulated 50 points, 12 of the nets, in 57 games with the Colorado Avalanche. The fourth option is the total of the draft 2017 has also introduced a differential of +12.
Finally, Kubalik has been the leader among rookies in the NHL with 30 goals. The player of the Blackhawks of Chicago has added 16 assists for a total of 46 points in 68 outings. It could be the first athlete born in the Czech Republic ever to win the prize.
Vigneault is in the running for the Jack Adams
Among the head coaches and the most deserving, the Quebec Alain Vigneault is a finalist for the trophy for the Jack Adams, in the company of Bruce Cassidy and John Tortorella.
The recipient of this award with the Vancouver Canucks in 2006-2007, Vigneault has allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to move up to the second level of the Metropolitan section and find himself in the round-robin tournament of the best teams in the Association this summer. His troupe presented a sheet of 41-21-7 good for 89 points.
In the Boston Bruins, Cassidy helped his people to take possession of the summit of the overall standings with 100 points. The team reached 40 wins for the seventh consecutive year. Finally, Tortorella saw his Blue Jackets of Columbus end up in ninth place in the East despite a number of injuries in training. The driver experience is seeking a third victory in the career and is in contention for a fifth time.
The winners of both trophies will be known in the next final association.