Auston Matthews top rookie
Auston Matthews the favorite to win the Calder Trophy

Auston Matthews is the favorite to win the calder trophy this season if he stays healthy and continues to produce points. He was excellent at the World Junior Championships, World Championships and World Cup, Matthews success should continue in the NHL. The question is, who else could challenge to win rookie of the year.

Here are 10 rookies that will challenge Matthews this season:

  1. Patrik Laine Winnipeg Jets
  2. Mitch Marner Toronto Maple Leafs
  3. Jesse Puljujarvi Edmonton Oilers
  4. Mikhail Sergachev Montreal Canadiens
  5. Matthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames
  6. Matt Murray Pittsburgh Penguins ( He still qualifies as a rookie)
  7. Zach Werenski Columbus Blue Jackets
  8. Ivan Provorov Philadelphia Flyers
  9. Mikki Rantanen Colorado Avalanche
  10. William Nylander Toronto Maple Leafs


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