Blackhawks: Artemi Panarin captures Calder Trophy


Artemi Panarin, who was a key part of the Blackhawks in his first season in Chicago, was named the Calder Trophy winner for top rookie at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old Panarin recorded 77 points (30 goals, 47 assists) for the Blackhawks last season. He was part of a successful trio with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane, who is a Hart Trophy finalist for league MVP.

Panarin received 88 first-place votes en route to winning the Calder. He thanked family, friends and teammates upon receiving the award.

Shayne Gostisbehere of Philadelphia finished second in the voting. Connor McDavid of Edmonton, Jack Eichel of Buffalo and Dylan Larkin of Detroit rounded out the top five.

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