Calder Trophy Race – Pettersson versus Binnington

This year's Calder Trophy race, for most outstanding rookie in the NHL, has been one not seen often.  Usually it involves #1 overall picks like Nathan McKinnon or Austin Matthews coming into the league and dominating the season, leaving little in doubt.  This year started on that path with 2017 5th overall pick F Elias Pettersson of the Canucks dominating out of the gate.  As he cooled off mid season, an unknown in 2011 3rd round pick G Jordan Binnington burst onto the scene in St Louis.  Let's explore the merits of both candidates. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Case For Elias Pettersson Pettersson looked to have the hardware already placed on his shelf for most of this season.  The highly touted