Rookie Watch

One of the most exciting aspects of an NHL season is the Calder watch. Of course, the Calder is the trophy awarded to the league’s top rookie, and this year the battle is more intense than ever. With high praise already going to handful of prospects, including forwrds Brendan Gallagher, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Conacher and defenseman, Jake Muzzin, the biggest surprise among rookies of the young season has to be Anaheim Ducks goaltender, Viktor Fasth. Leading the NHL in wins for a rookie with 10, before going down with an injury. That said, the Ducks young goaltender has been a big reason why Anaheim sits second in the NHL, trailing only the Chicago Blackhawks. Although the Ducks have a very talented roster, it has been this standout rookie who has been giving Anaheim a leg up and Fasth who has been making a case for rookie of the year. If he gets healthy, he should be a solid bet to gain some attention as a rookie of the year candidate.