NHL All-Rookie Team
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NHL All-Rookie Team

The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. The team was first named after the 1982-83 NHL season and since then many future stars have been selected.

The team consists of one goalie, two defensemen and three forwards. In order to be considered a rookie in the NHL, the rookie must be eligible to win the Calder Memorial Trophy. The qualification criteria to be eligible are that the player must not have played in more than 25 NHL games in any previous year nor played in six or more NHL games in each of any two preceding seasons, as well as being under the age of 26 on September 15 of the season in which he is eligible. The age consideration was added after Sergei Makarov won the trophy at age 31 in 1990.

The only player to be awarded the Calder Trophy without being named to the All-Rookie Team is Pavel Bure (in 1991-92), because he received votes at both right wing and left wing, but not enough to lead at either position.[1] Since that time, the rules have been changed so that all forwards are voted on together. Jamie Storr and Jake Allen are the only players to be named to the All-Rookie Team more than once, both having done so twice in 1997-98 and 1998-99 (Storr) and 2012-13 and 2014-15 (Allen).


^ Denotes players who are still active in the NHL
* Denotes players who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player
~ Denotes inactive players not yet eligible for Hockey Hall of Fame consideration
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year
(in italic text)
Indicates the player who was drafted first overall
Steve Yzerman was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1983-84 season.
Mario Lemieux was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1984-85 season.
Patrick Roy was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1985-86 season.
Mike Modano was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1989-90 season.
Jaromír Jágr was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1990-91 season.
Nicklas Lidström was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1991-92 season.
Teemu Selänne was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1992-93 season.
Martin Brodeur was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1993-94 season.
Peter Forsberg was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1994-95 season.
Jarome Iginla was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1996-97 season.
Marián Hossa was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1998-99 season.
Ilya Kovalchuk was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2001-02 season.
Rick Nash was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2002-03 season.
Alexander Ovechkin was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2005-06 season.
Evgeni Malkin was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2006-07 season.
Patrick Kane was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2007-08 season.
Drew Doughty was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2008-09 season.
John Tavares was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2009-10 season.
Season Position
Player Team
F Steve Larmer Chicago Black Hawks
F Dan Daoust Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
F Mats Näslund Montreal Canadiens
D Scott Stevens* Washington Capitals
D Phil Housley* Buffalo Sabres
G Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers
1983-84 F Steve Yzerman* Detroit Red Wings
F Håkan Loob Calgary Flames
F Sylvain Turgeon Hartford Whalers
D Thomas Eriksson Philadelphia Flyers
D Jamie Macoun Calgary Flames
G Tom Barrasso Buffalo Sabres
1984-85 F Mario Lemieux* Pittsburgh Penguins
F Tomas Sandström New York Rangers
F Warren Young Pittsburgh Penguins
D Chris Chelios* Montreal Canadiens
D Bruce Bell Quebec Nordiques
G Steve Penney Montreal Canadiens
1985-86 F Mike Ridley New York Rangers
F Kjell Dahlin Montreal Canadiens
F Wendel Clark Toronto Maple Leafs
D Gary Suter Calgary Flames
D Dana Murzyn Hartford Whalers
G Patrick Roy* Montreal Canadiens
1986-87 F Luc Robitaille* Los Angeles Kings
F Jimmy Carson Los Angeles Kings
F Jim Sandlak Vancouver Canucks
D Steve Duchesne Los Angeles Kings
D Brian Benning St. Louis Blues
G Ron Hextall Philadelphia Flyers
1987-88 F Joe Nieuwendyk* Calgary Flames
F Ray Sheppard Buffalo Sabres
F Iain Duncan Winnipeg Jets
D Glen Wesley Boston Bruins
D Calle Johansson Buffalo Sabres
G Darren Pang Chicago Blackhawks
1988-89 F Trevor Linden Vancouver Canucks
F Tony Granato New York Rangers
F David Volek New York Islanders
D Brian Leetch* New York Rangers
D Zarley Zalapski Pittsburgh Penguins
G Peter Sidorkiewicz Hartford Whalers
1989-90 F Sergei Makarov* Calgary Flames
F Mike Modano* Minnesota North Stars
F Rod Brind'Amour St. Louis Blues
D Brad Shaw Hartford Whalers
D Geoff Smith Edmonton Oilers
G Bob Essensa Winnipeg Jets
1990-91 F Sergei Fedorov* Detroit Red Wings
F Ken Hodge Jr. Boston Bruins
F Jaromír Jágr~ Pittsburgh Penguins
D Eric Weinrich New Jersey Devils
D Rob Blake* Los Angeles Kings
G Ed Belfour* Chicago Blackhawks
1991-92 F Kevin Todd New Jersey Devils
F Tony Amonte New York Rangers
F Gilbert Dionne Montreal Canadiens
D Nicklas Lidström* Detroit Red Wings
D Vladimir Konstantinov Detroit Red Wings
G Dominik Ha?ek* Chicago Blackhawks
1992-93 F Teemu Selänne* Winnipeg Jets
F Eric Lindros* Philadelphia Flyers
F Joé Juneau Boston Bruins
D Vladimir Malakhov New York Islanders
D Scott Niedermayer* New Jersey Devils
G Félix Potvin Toronto Maple Leafs
1993-94 F Jason Arnott Edmonton Oilers
F Mikael Renberg Philadelphia Flyers
F Oleg Petrov Montreal Canadiens
D Chris Pronger* Hartford Whalers
D Boris Mironov Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
G Martin Brodeur* New Jersey Devils
1994-95 F Peter Forsberg* Quebec Nordiques
F Jeff Friesen San Jose Sharks
F Paul Kariya* Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
D Chris Therien Philadelphia Flyers
D Kenny Jönsson Toronto Maple Leafs
G Jim Carey Washington Capitals
1995-96 F Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators
F Éric Dazé Chicago Blackhawks
F Petr Sýkora New Jersey Devils
D Ed Jovanovski Florida Panthers
D Kyle McLaren Boston Bruins
G Corey Hirsch Vancouver Canucks
1996-97 F Jarome Iginla* Calgary Flames
F Jim Campbell St. Louis Blues
F Sergei Berezin Toronto Maple Leafs
D Bryan Berard New York Islanders
D Janne Niinimaa Philadelphia Flyers
G Patrick Lalime Pittsburgh Penguins
1997-98 F Sergei Samsonov Boston Bruins
F Patrik Eliá? New Jersey Devils
F Mike Johnson Toronto Maple Leafs
D Mattias Öhlund Vancouver Canucks
D Derek Morris Calgary Flames
G Jamie Storr Los Angeles Kings
1998-99 F Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche
F Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche
F Marián Hossa* Chicago Blackhawks
D Tom Poti Edmonton Oilers
D Sami Salo Ottawa Senators
G Jamie Storr (2) Los Angeles Kings
1999-2000 F Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils
F Simon Gagné Philadelphia Flyers
F Mike York New York Rangers
D Brian Rafalski New Jersey Devils
D Brad Stuart San Jose Sharks
G Brian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers
2000-01 F Martin Havlát Ottawa Senators
F Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning
F Shane Willis Carolina Hurricanes
D ?ubomír Viovský Los Angeles Kings
D Colin White New Jersey Devils
G Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks
2001-02 F Dany Heatley Atlanta Thrashers
F Ilya Kovalchuk~ Atlanta Thrashers
F Kristian Huselius Florida Panthers
D Nick Boynton Boston Bruins
D Rostislav Klesla New Jersey Devils
G Dan Blackburn New York Rangers
2002-03 F Tyler Arnason Chicago Blackhawks
F Rick Nash~ Columbus Blue Jackets
F Henrik Zetterberg~ Detroit Red Wings
D Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues
D Jay Bouwmeester~ Boston Bruins
G Sébastien Caron Pittsburgh Penguins
2003-04 F Trent Hunter New York Islanders
F Ryan Malone Pittsburgh Penguins
F Michael Ryder Montreal Canadiens
D John-Michael Liles Colorado Avalanche
D Joni Pitkänen Philadelphia Flyers
G Andrew Raycroft Boston Bruins
2004-05 Season cancelled due to the 2004-05 NHL lockout
2005-06 F Alexander Ovechkin^ Washington Capitals
F Sidney Crosby^ Pittsburgh Penguins
F Brad Boyes Boston Bruins
D Dion Phaneuf~ Calgary Flames
D Andrej Meszáro?~ Ottawa Senators
G Henrik Lundqvist^ New York Rangers
2006-07 F Evgeni Malkin^ Pittsburgh Penguins
F Jordan Staal^ Pittsburgh Penguins
F Paul Stastny^ Colorado Avalanche
D Matt Carle San Jose Sharks
D Marc-Édouard Vlasic^ San Jose Sharks
G Mike Smith^ Dallas Stars
2007-08 F Patrick Kane^ Chicago Blackhawks
F Nicklas Bäckström^ Washington Capitals
F Jonathan Toews^ Chicago Blackhawks
D Tobias Enström~ Atlanta Thrashers
D Tom Gilbert~ Edmonton Oilers
G Carey Price^ Montreal Canadiens
2008-09 F Bobby Ryan^ Anaheim Ducks
F Patrik Berglund~ St. Louis Blues
F Kris Versteeg~ Chicago Blackhawks
D Drew Doughty^ Los Angeles Kings
D Luke Schenn^ Toronto Maple Leafs
G Steve Mason~ Columbus Blue Jackets
2009-10 F Niclas Bergfors~ New Jersey Devils
Atlanta Thrashers
F Matt Duchene^ Colorado Avalanche
F John Tavares^ New York Islanders
D Tyler Myers^ Buffalo Sabres
D Michael Del Zotto^ New York Rangers
G Jimmy Howard~ Detroit Red Wings
2010-11 F Jeff Skinner^ Carolina Hurricanes
F Logan Couture^ San Jose Sharks
F Michael Grabner^ New York Islanders
D John Carlson^ Washington Capitals
D P. K. Subban^ Montreal Canadiens
G Corey Crawford~ Chicago Blackhawks
2011-12 F Gabriel Landeskog^ Colorado Avalanche
F Adam Henrique^ New Jersey Devils
F Ryan Nugent-Hopkins^ Edmonton Oilers
D Justin Faulk^ Carolina Hurricanes
D Jake Gardiner^ Toronto Maple Leafs
G Jhonas Enroth~ Buffalo Sabres
2012-13 F Jonathan Huberdeau^ Florida Panthers
F Brendan Gallagher^ Montreal Canadiens
F Brandon Saad^ Chicago Blackhawks
D Jonas Brodin^ Minnesota Wild
D Justin Schultz^ Edmonton Oilers
G Jake Allen^ St. Louis Blues
2013-14 F Nathan MacKinnon^ Colorado Avalanche
F Tyler Johnson^ Tampa Bay Lightning
F Ond?ej Palát^ Tampa Bay Lightning
D Torey Krug^ Boston Bruins
D Hampus Lindholm^ Anaheim Ducks
G Frederik Andersen^ Anaheim Ducks
2014-15 F Filip Forsberg^ Nashville Predators
F Johnny Gaudreau^ Calgary Flames
F Mark Stone^ Ottawa Senators
D Aaron Ekblad^ Florida Panthers
D John Klingberg^ Dallas Stars
G Jake Allen^ (2) St. Louis Blues
2015-16 F Artemi Panarin^ Chicago Blackhawks
F Jack Eichel^ Buffalo Sabres
F Connor McDavid^ Edmonton Oilers
D Shayne Gostisbehere^ Philadelphia Flyers
D Colton Parayko^ St. Louis Blues
G Jake Gibson^ Anaheim Ducks
2016-17 F Auston Matthews^ Toronto Maple Leafs
F Patrik Laine^ Winnipeg Jets
F Mitch Marner^ Toronto Maple Leafs
D Brady Skjei^ New York Rangers
D Zach Werenski^ Columbus Blue Jackets
G Matt Murray^ Pittsburgh Penguins
2017-18 F Mathew Barzal^ New York Islanders
F Brock Boeser^ Vancouver Canucks
F Clayton Keller^ Arizona Coyotes
D Will Butcher^ New Jersey Devils
D Charlie McAvoy^ Boston Bruins
G Juuse Saros^ Nashville Predators
2018-19 F Elias Pettersson^ Vancouver Canucks
F Anthony Cirelli^ Tampa Bay Lightning
F Brady Tkachuk^ Ottawa Senators
D Rasmus Dahlin^ Buffalo Sabres
D Miro Heiskanen^ Dallas Stars
G Jordan Binnington^ St. Louis Blues
2019-20 F Dominik Kubalík^ Chicago Blackhawks
F Victor Olofsson^ Buffalo Sabres
F Nick Suzuki^ Montreal Canadiens
D Cale Makar^ Colorado Avalanche
D Quinn Hughes^ Vancouver Canucks
G Elvis Merz?ikins^ Columbus Blue Jackets
2020-21 F Kirill Kaprizov^ Minnesota Wild
F Josh Norris^ Ottawa Senators
F Jason Robertson^ Dallas Stars
D K'Andre Miller^ New York Rangers
D Ty Smith^ New Jersey Devils
G Alex Nedeljkovic^ Carolina Hurricanes




  1. ^ Romain and Duplacey 1994, p. 102


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