After recording eight points (five goals and three assists) in four games, the NHL named Patrik Laine the league’s first star of the week.
Three of those goals came against the Dallas Stars on February 14th when Laine recorded a hat trick on home ice to help the Jets defeat the Stars 5-2.
So, how about that Calder Trophy?
While Laine’s rookie season has been extremely impressing, he has some work to do before solidifying himself as this year’s best rookie. Laine leads the league in rookie scoring (53 points) and points per game (0.96), but those numbers alone don’t make Lanie a lock for the Calder Trophy. This year’s rookie class is so deep that a close to point per game sniper like Laine, who was also an NHL all-star, isn’t a lock for the Calder Trophy.