The Athletic has compiled a list of the best young NHL players to qualify for the Calder Trophy this season.
Los Angeles newcomer Vladimir Tkachev is ranked 15th. Also on the list were Vancouver forward Vasily Podkolzin (17th) and Florida forward Grigory Denisenko (20th).
Potential candidates for The Athletic's Calder Trophy:
1. Cole Cofelod (20) – Montreal
2. Trevor Zegras (20) – Anaheim
3. Moritz Seider (20) – Detroit
4. Spencer Knight (20) – Florida
5. Jeremy Swayman (22) – Boston …
15. Vladimir Tkachev (25) – Los Angeles
17. Vasily Podkolzin (20) – Vancouver
20. Grigory Denisenko (21) – Florida
The Calder Trophy is an award given annually to the player who is the most accomplished player in his first full season with a National Hockey League club.