Rookie Guard Detroit Red Wings Moritz Seider won the 2022 Calder Trophy. Jake Thiebaud and Elliott Friedman presented Zaider with the 2022 Calder Prize.
The Calder Trophy is an NHL Rookie of the Year award. More precisely, it goes to “the player chosen as the most experienced in the first year of the competition.”
Watch Moritz Seider improvise his Calder Trophy speech:
“I didn’t prepare the speech, so I’ll just go with the flow.” 😂
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Prior to the announcement of the Calder Trophy, an elaborate sketch was presented to fans, with Kenan Thompson serving as the “inspiration” for the art goals scored by Zegras. In this video, Mark Messier lamented the lack of guidance throughout the day.
How shocking the vote was when Zayder won the 2022 Calder Trophy
Looking at the results, Moritz Seider scored first place:
As you can see, Trevor Zegras got a lot of second places. Between third finalist Michael Bunting and Lucas Raymond. It is also interesting that Jeremy Swayman finished so well. (It’s also a bit surprising to see Cole Cofield finish early Seth Jarvis.)
In the PHT staff version of the 2022 NHL Awards, Moritz Seider would have been the recipient of the Calder Trophy. Trevor Zegras finished second in the staff vote, with Michael Bunting and Lucas Raymond tied for third. Predators ahead Tanner Jeannot was the only rookie to win the full-time Calder Trophy.