Mortis Zider became the sixth Detroit Red Wings player to win the Calder Trophy, the first to do so since Roger Crozier in 1965 after an incredible rookie season.
Zayder, a 21-year-old defenseman, scored 50 points in 82 games for the Wings and had one of the best rookie seasons for a defenseman in a decade. He immediately became the top blue link for the Wings, averaging over 23 minutes per night and playing for the club in all situations.
Seider was selected by the Red Wings sixth overall in 2019, a surprise choice at the time due to his lack of playing time in the German top league. Since then, he has become one of the best blueliners in the game, which many believe will soon be a major test for the Norris Trophies.
Michael Bunting of Toronto and Trevor Zegras of Anaheim were runners-up for this award.