2014-15 Calder Poll: Severson edges Pearson as top NHL rookie for October
Photo: New Jersey Devils rookie defenseman Damon Severson stepped right into the NHL after starring for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets the past four seasons (courtesy of Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The emergence of New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson as an offensive presence after making the jump directly from junior hockey to the NHL has been a bit of a surprise. Tanner Pearson was expected to make an impact for the Los Angeles Kings after seeing regular ice time during the Stanley Cup playoffs, but few expected the eye-popping offensive numbers he has put up so far.
The two young players are off to fast starts and are the early front-runners in the Hockey’s Future Calder Trophy poll for the 2014-15 season, with the 20-year-old Devils’ defenseman narrowly edging the Kings’ left wing for the top spot.… read more