Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ovechkin Nominated For Calder, Pearson Trophies

Caps' rookie phenom Alex Ovechkin has been voted a finalist for both the Calder Memorial Trophy (for the NHL's outstanding rookie) and the Lester B. Pearson Trophy (for the most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA).

Ovechkin is one of four players (Jaromir Jagr, Joe Thornton and Miikka Kiprusoff being the others) to be nominated for multiple awards, and his credentials (per include the following:
* Led all rookies in scoring with 106 points (52 goals, 54 assists), became the second rookie in history to tally 50 goals and 100 points in a season (Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne, 1992-93).
* Led the NHL in shots (425), ranked third in points, tied for third in goals.
* Would be the youngest player and first rookie to win the Lester B. Pearson.
* Ranked third in the NHL in goals (52) and points (106).
* His 52 goals accounted for almost one-quarter (23%) of his club's season total.

Read more about all the nominees here.

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