Calder Corner for the Week Ending 01/13

By HF Staff

The Calder Corner

The best trade Atlanta didn’t make was trading the #1 pick in last years draft, as Ilya Kovalchuk yet again takes home the weekly Calder Corner nod for the HF prospect of the week by scoring 4 goals in 4 games.


3 Games
McDonald: 1 Assist
ATL 4 Games
Heatley: 2 Assists
Kovalchuk: 4 Goals (18,19,20,21)
Tjarnqvist: 1 Assist
CAL 3 Games
Montador: 1st NHL Goal
COL 2 Games
Hahl: 1 Assist
Willsie: 3 Assists
CMB3 Games
Klesla: 1 Goal (5)
Detroit Red Wings 2 Games
Datsyuk: 1 Goal (6), 1 Assist
Florida Panthers 4 Games
Hagman: 1 Assist
Huselius: 3 Assists
Montreal Canadiens 3 Games
Ribiero: 1 Goal (7)
Hossa: 1st NHL Goal (1,2)
Nashville Predators 3 Games
Classen: 1 Goal (5), 1 Assist
Erat: 1 Goal (5), 2 Assists
New Jersey Devils 4 Games
Damphousse: 1 Game 24 Shots, 23 Saves (1-2-0)
Berglund: 1 Assist
New York Islanders 2 Games
Tarnstrom: 2 Assists
Ottawa Senators 3 Games
Neil: 1 Goal (5), 2 Assists
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 Games
Beech: 1 Goal (5)
Phoenix Coyotes 1 Game
Kolanos: 1 Assist
San Jose Sharks 3 Games
Bradley: 1 Goal (3)
Kiprussoff: 1 Game 20 Shots, 17 Saves (5-3-1)
St Louis Blues 3 Games
Varlamov: 1 Assist
Tampa Bay Lightning 2 Games
Olvestad: 1 Assist
Washington Capitals 4 Games
Peat: 1 Goal (2)

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.