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CALDER TROPHY WINNERS AND THE SOPHOMORE JINX

How will Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider perform in 2022-23?

As Detroit's NHL Rookie-of-the-Year enters his second season, could he be subject to the "Sophomore Jinx"?
Judging by the second season performances of recent Calder Trophy winners, it doesn't look like it.

Four of the last five rookie-of-the-year winners increased their PPG(points-per-game) in their second seasons.

Only 2017-18 Calder Winner Mathew Barzal had a decrease, dropping from 1.04 PPG to .76 PPG.

The other Calder winners of the last five years increase their PPG in their second years. This group includes Kirill Kaprisov (2021), Cale Makar (2020), Elias Petterson (2019) and Auston Matthews (2017).

Here's a look at recent Calder Tropy winners with their rookie year and sophomore year production:

KIRILL KAPRISOV, Minnesota
2020-21 GP-55 G-27 A-24 PTS-51 PPG- .93
2021-22 GP-81 G-47 A-61 PTS-108 PPG-1.33

CALE MAKAR, Colorado
2019-20 GP-57 G-12 A-38 PTS-50 PPG- .88
2020-21 GP-44 G- 8 A-36 PTS-44 PPG-1.00

ELIAS PETTERSON, Vancouver
2018-19 GP-71 G-28 A-38 PTS-66 PPG- .93
2019-20 GP-68 G-27 A-39 PTS-66 PPG- .97

MATHEW BARZAL, N.Y. Islanders
2017-18 GP-82 G-22 A-63 PTS-85 PPG-1.04
2018-19 GP-82 G-18 A-44 PTS-62 PPG- .76

AUSTON MATTHEWS, Toronto
2016-17 GP-82 G-40 A-29 PTS-69 PPG-0.84
2017-18 GP-62 G-34 A-29 PTS-63 PPG-1.02

-RANDY STEINMAN

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