Friday, April 20, 2012

Oilers Update Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Calder Finalist

It was announced today that 19 year old Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a finalist for the Calder Trophy along with fellow rookies Grabriel Landeskog (Avalanche), and Adam Henrique (Devils). Nugent-Hopkins completed his rookie season, albeit abbreviated with an impressive 52 points in 62 games. 

"It's a big honour." said Nugent-Hopkins who is now getting set to play for his country in Europe.  "I got lucky coming to the Oilers. I've been given a great opportunity here and have been able to play with some great players, so it's been a lot of fun."

"The Nuge" as he is often referred to, was nearly a-point-per- game player until the untimely shoulder injury he suffered back in January versus the Chicago Blackhawks.  In fact, leading up to his injury, Nugent-Hopkins was close to 15 points ahead all rookies.  

"When I got hurt, I wasn't thinking about it, but it's one of those things where I started to a little bit at the end of the season because of all the questions that came up about it."

The NHL awards ceremony will take place in June 20th 2012 in Las Vegas.

1 comment:

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