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Thursday, January 9, 2003
Updated: January 15, 4:22 PM ET
Vote: Calder Trophy


Read through the four candidates for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the top rookie, and cast your vote in the poll on the left-hand side of the page.

CANDIDATES FOR THE CALDER TROPHY

Tyler Arnason
C
Chicago Blackhawks
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM
43 11 12 23 9 8
Tyler Arnason
Arnason has emerged as the Hawks' No. 2 centerman behind captain Alexei Zhamnov, leading all rookies in scoring while chipping in four game-winners.
Barret Jackman
D
St. Louis Blues
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM
45 2 8 10 17 101
Barret Jackman
Jackman has helped fill the void left by the absence of captain Chris Pronger and has seen playing time in significant situations. He's also added some much needed grit, leading Blues blue liners with 101 penalty minutes.
Ales Kotalik
RW
Buffalo Sabres
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM
32 12 6 18 3 14
Ales Kotalik
There is only one other player on the Sabres team making less money than Kotalik. There is also only two other players who have scored more goals, despite the fact Kotalik joined the roster 12 games into the season.
Niko Kapanen
C
Dallas Stars
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
GP G A PTS +/- PIM
46 3 16 19 18 26
Niko Kapanen
The 173rd pick in the 1998 draft, Kapanen has not only been dishing out assists and putting the puck in the net, he has also taken on a defensive presence and freed up Mike Modano to do what he does best, create offense.
Ryan Miller
G
Buffalo Sabres
Profile
2002-2003 SEASON STATISTICS
GP GS W L T GAA
7 7 4 3 0 2.54
Ryan Miller
The Sabres received countless trade offers for Miller when he was still at Michigan State, but wisely ignored them. A darkhorse candidate, the 22-year-old is already showing his worth and could move to the forefront with more playing time as the season progresses.