Not that it pleases me to say this, but aside from my Habs, Dougie Hamilton would be right up there for me. People have just no clue how tough it is for a d-man out there, and especially a young one. Same for Brodin though.
Brunner leads all first-year players in goals, but he does not qualify for the Calder Trophy as top rookie because he played in more than six games in two previous seasons in what the NHL classifies as a major professional league.
Getting a late start but Zuckers got a shot to make some Calder noise IMO. Time will tell but his scoring ability and hustle will make it difficult for wild management to send him down. My homer/dark horse