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10-26-2003, 05:31 PM
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He is eligable. Who ever gave you the information is wrong. Here is a link to the criteria:

"To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible."

Pretty hard to argue with NHL.COM. A goalie is treated no different than any position.

edit: If you read through the CBA, you may notice that when they refer to all positional players, they simply call them players, but when they get more specific they refer to dmen and forwards as Skaters and goalies as Goaltenders. In this rule, they use the term "a player" which implies all positions.

Originally Posted by neelynugs
---------------------------No, not eligible.

He had played 21 NHL games coming into the season, which is one more than he is allowed to retain rookie status.

Had he not been called up and made the two starts late last season, he would be a Calder candidate this year, but alas- it is not to be--------

that was kirk's reply to the question. i'm assuming that once a goalie plays 20 games in the NHL (regardless of when), they are no longer considered a rookie. i'm guessing that dipietro is in the same situation.

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