Red Wings defenceman Moritz Seider wins Calder Trophy

Moritz Seider of the Detroit Red Wings accepts the Calder Memorial Trophy after beating out Michael Bunting and Trevor Zegras as the NHL's top rookie in the 2021-22 season.

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Moritz Seider is the 2021-22 recipient of the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's rookie of the year.

Seider was the runaway winner of the award, collecting 1,853 total points on the ballot with 170 first-place votes. Trevor Zegras of the Anaheim Ducks was runner-up, with 1,191 points and 15 first-place votes. Michael Bunting of the Toronto Maple Leafs finished third with 877 points and seven first-place votes.

"It's a really big honour," Seider said in his speech, giving special thanks to his family and teammates. "It's very fun to be a Red Wing."

Seider, a first-round pick (sixth overall) in 2019, led all rookies in ice time (23:02) this season.

The German defenceman had seven goals and 43 assists for 50 points in 82 games, becoming just the fifth rookie defenceman of the cap era to finish with 50 points.

Kirill Kaprizov, Cale Makar and Elias Pettersson are recent winners of the award.

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