Hawks' Saad Nominated For Calder Trophy: Brandon Saad was one of three players nominated for the 2012-13 Frank Calder Memorial Trophy for the NHL's best rookie, the ESPN Chicago reports. (Updated 5/7/13)
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The Blackhawks' left winger takes on Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers for the award. Brandon Saad, drafted in the second round in 2011, led all rookies with a plus-17 rating, including a plus-12 on the road, to help Chicago earn its second Presidents' Trophy in team history. He ranked fifth among rookies in each of the three major scoring categories - goals (10), assists (17) and points (27). Saad, 20, also placed third among freshmen forwards in average time on ice (16:27) and fourth among all first-year skaters in shots on goal (98) in 46 games. (Updated 5/7/13).