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Gallagher, Huberdeau and Saad voted finalists for Calder Trophy for top NHL rookie

The Canadian Press
By: The Canadian Press
May 6, 2013

FILE - In this Saturday, March 30, 2013 file photo, Florida Panthers\' Jonathan Huberdeau celebrates the Panthers\' first goal of the game against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla. Montreal Canadiens right-winger Brendan Gallagher, Huberdeau and Chicago Blackhawks left-winger Brandon Saad were named finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File) Author: The Hockey News

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Gallagher, Huberdeau and Saad voted finalists for Calder Trophy for top NHL rookie

The Canadian Press
By: The Canadian Press
May 6, 2013

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher, Florida Panthers centre Jonathan Huberdeau and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad are the three finalists for the Calder Trophy, give to the NHL's top rookie.

Gallagher played in 44 games, ranking second among rookies with 15 goals and fourth with 28 points.

Huberdeau played in all 48 games for Florida and ranked second both on the team and among NHL rookies with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists). Among first-year players, he finished third in goals, fourth in assists and third in shots on goal (112).

Saad ranked fifth among rookies in each of the three major scoring categories—goals (10), assists (17) and points (27).

The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals.

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Gallagher, Huberdeau and Saad voted finalists for Calder Trophy for top NHL rookie