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Skinner, Grabner, Couture named Calder finalists

Carolina's Jeff Skinner, Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders and San Jose's Logan Couture...

Carolina's Jeff Skinner, Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders and San Jose's Logan Couture have been named the finalists for the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. (Getty Images/REUTERS)

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San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture, New York Islanders winger Michael Grabner and Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner have been named finalists for rookie of the year, the NHL said on Tuesday.

The winner of the Calder Trophy for top rookie will be announced June 22 at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

Skinner, 18, led all rookies with 63 points as the league's youngest player. He finished the regular season with 31 goals and 32 assists in 82 games for the Hurricanes.

Couture, 22, was second in rookie scoring with 56 points and his 32 goals ranked second on a Sharks team that captured its fourth consecutive Pacific Division title. He also led all rookies in game-winning goals and power-play goals.

Grabner, 23, did not start the season with the Islanders but ended it as the team's goals leader with 34, including a six-game goal streak in February that matched the longest by any player all season. His 52 points was third among rookies.


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