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Last season, NHL newbies Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine set the ice on fire on way while scoring 69 and 64 points respectively. This year’s rookie crop has yet to produce a marquee name, but there’s a trio of exciting players that have made their presence felt over the course of the 2017-18 season.

NHL Rookie Roster: Clayton Keller, Mathew Barzal and Brock Boeser in hunt for Calder Trophy

19-year-old Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes, and 20-year-olds Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders and Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks, all look to be in the hunt for the Calder Memorial Trophy come award time.

Here are the up-to-date season tallies for the talented trio…

CLAYTON KELLER

After a rip-roaring start that saw Keller score 17 points in 16 games, the October Rookie of the Month slowed down before rediscovering something of his early mojo in the waning days of 2017. Still, with plenty of ice time in the offing, he should be a force to contend through the end of the season.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

55.2

% Games ≥ Two Points

13.8

MATHEW BARZAL

Barzal, the No. 16 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, has 62 points in 60 games and leads all rookies with 46 assists. Thanks to the strong contribution from the young right winger, the Isles are climbed out of the cellar of the Metropolitan Division and currently sit in 5th place.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

60.0

% Games ≥ Two Points

21.7

BROCK BOESER

Boeser may already be the Vancouver’s best player, leading the team with just under a point-per-game average. Watch for the young right winger to power the Canucks back to the playoff contention in coming years.

2017-18 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

61.1

% Games ≥ Two Points

18.5