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Hunter earned his shot with Isles

After two years in the minors, an Isles rookie finds the Calder Trophy in his sights.

Originally Published: October 30, 2003
By Scott Burnside | Special to ESPN.com

There is something old school about New York Islanders rookie Trent Hunter and his quiet ascension to the top of the rookie scoring heap, just as there is something "Old School" about his new life as an NHLer.

Of all the first-year players whose names were bandied about at the start of the season as possible Calder Trophy candidates -- Tuomo Ruutu, Joni Pitkanen, Nathan Horton, Marc-Andre Fleury, etc. -- it's safe to say Trent Hunter's name was not among them. In fact, you can include Hunter ...

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