Calder Corner for the Week Ending 12/24

By HF Staff

The Calder Corner

Andy McDonald of the Mighty Ducks takes home the HF prospect of the week by scoring 3 goals and 2 assists, to help the Ducks go into the holiday break by going 3-1.

In addition to Andy McDonald taking home the weekly award, a special award goes out to all the parents of hockey playing children everywhere. Without there countless hours and dollars spent driving to tourney’s and upgrading the equipment seemingly every 2 months, no child who has played hockey past the “learning stage” would have been able to get to where they are.

A special holiday thanks goes out to the parents!


4 Games
McDonald: 3 Goals (1,2,3), 2 Assists

4 Games
Heatley: 2 Goals (11, 12), 1 Assist
Kovalchuk: 1 Goal (14), 1 Assist
Tjarnqvist: 1 Assist
Hordichuk: 1st NHL Goal and point

3 Games
Boynton: 1 Assist

2 Games
Noronen: 1 Game, 33 Shots, 30 Saves (1-1-0)

2 Games
Nichol: 1 Assist
Hentunen: 1 Assist

3 Games
Cole: 3 Goals, Hat Trick (7,8,9)

4 Games
Bell: 1 Goal (8)

3 Games
Willsie: 2 Goals (5,6)

Dallas Stars
4 Games
Sim: 1 Goal (1)

Edmonton Oilers
3 Games
Chimera: 1st NHL Goal and Point

Florida Panthers
2 Games
Ward: 1st NHL Goal (1)
Ference: 1st NHL Goal (1)
Hagman: 1 Assist

Los Angeles Kings
3 Games
Lilja: 1 Assist

Minnesota Wild
2 Games
Dupuis: 1 Assist

Montreal Canadiens
4 Games

Ribeiro:1 Goal (4), 1 Assist

Nashville Predators
2 Games
Classen: 1 Goal (4)
Berenzweig:1 Goal (2)

New York Islanders
3 Games
Tarnstrom: 1 Assist

New York Rangers
4 Games
Blackburn: 1 Game 16 Shots, 14 Saves (5-6-0)

Ottawa Senators
4 Games
Neil: 1 Assist

Pittsburgh Penguins
2 Games
Beech: 2 Goals (3,4), 1 Assist
Petersen: 1 Goal (6)

Phoenix Coyotes
4 Games
Kolanos: 2 Assists

As a general rule, I will always list goals and assists and other noteworthy stats. If there is more to be noted, HF encourages our readers to talk about them below!

To establish uniformity among all the team pages and to increase the credibility of all the articles, all players listed on HF will follow the “Prospect Rules” to help readers in determining who is and isn’t considered a prospect anymore.

1.A Prospect that has played 41+ games in NHL or 65+ games in two seasons is not a prospect anymore. A Prospect may sit on the graduated list until he has played 100 games in the NHL.

2.A Goalie prospect that has played 20+ games in NHL or 30+ games in two years has graduated.

3.A Prospect that has played 240+ games in AHL/IHL/ECHL is graduated.

4.Goalies that have played 4 seasons in the AHL/IHL/ECHL are considered graduated.

5.A Prospect that is over 24 is not a prospect anymore, with the exception of players who played in college

6.Any European player if played more than 225+ games in Elite league are no longer prospects or are considered graduated from the team page.

7.Any European goalie that has played 4 seasons in Elite leagues is no longer prospects or is considered graduated from a team page.

8.If a European or North American player has a combo of Elite/AHL/IHL/ECHL 100+ elite games and 125+ AHL/IHL/ECHL games or 225 combined. If they go over these criteria, they are no longer considered prospects or have become graduated players from the team pages.

9.Any European or North America goalie that has a combination of 4 seasons of Elite or AHL/IHL/ECHL league play, they are no longer considered prospects or have become graduated players from the team pages.