Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is among the three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to the NHL’s top rookie. Colorado center Matt Duchene, and Buffalo defenseman Tyler Myers are also in the running for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL’s top rookie.
Howard, 26, was 37-15-10 in the regular season, after playing in nine games over the previous three seasons. He was tied for fourth in the NHL in save percentage (.924) and his 2.26 goals-against average ranked fifth.
Duchene, 19, was selected third overall in 2009. He led all rookies in scoring with 55 points (24 goals, 31 assists) in 81 games, shared the rookie goal-scoring lead with the New York Islanders’ John Tavares and ranked second among rookies in assists.
Myers, 20, was taken 12th in 2008. He led the Sabres in ice time at 23:44 and was fifth on the team with 11 goals and 37 assists. He was one of four rookies to play all 82 games.
The winner will be announced June 23 during the NHL awards show in Las Vegas.