The Calder Corner
Continued excellence is the game that the two fine rookies playing for the Thrash bring consistently every week. For that reason, the Calder Corner has its first shared HF Prospect of the Week by naming Ilya Kovalchuk and Dany Heatley as co-winners. The big question is, how do you choose just one for the Calder Trophy?
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.