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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Jeff Skinner wins rookie of the year honors

By The Associated Press

Jeff Skinner edged Logan Couture for the Calder Trophy by a 1,055 to 908 vote.

LAS VEGAS -- Carolina Hurricanes 19-year-old sensation Jeff Skinner is the NHL rookie of the year.

The Hurricanes forward won the Calder Trophy on Wednesday, beating out San Jose's Logan Couture and Michael Grabner of the New York Islanders.

Skinner, an NHL All-Star in his first season, finished first in Calder voting by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He led rookies with 63 points.

Grabner scored 34 goals to top his team and fellow rookies. Couture had eight game-winning goals -- including seven on the road.