Barzal won the Calder Trophy on Wednesday, awarded to the top rookie, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Barzal reportedly dominated the ballot boxes, garnering 160 of the 164 first-place votes. The 21-year-old forward totaled an impressive 85 points -- 22 goals and 63 assists -- over 82 games during 2017-18, the only rookie to top a point per game this season. With John Tavares in talks to rejoin the fold next year, Barzal should have the talent surrounding him to avoid a sophomore slump.
Barzal recorded two assists -- one on the power play -- during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win against the Red Wings. The rookie is the Calder Trophy favorite after recording 22 goals, 63 assists and 20 multi-point showings this year. It's been an impressive debut for Brazal, but his fantasy outlook could take a potential hit if John Tavares doesn't return to the Islanders. The 21-year-old center would quickly climb into a top-line role and have to face the opposition's top defenders night in, night out -- just something to keep in mind heading into the offseason.
Barzal scored two goals and recorded a power-play assist during Tuesday's 5-4 win over Philadelphia. This was the rookie's 19th multi-point game of the season, and he's collected an astonishing 16 goals and 37 assists in just those contests. Barzal has already cemented a point-per-game season, and he's easily the Calder Trophy favorite.
Barzal dished out a pair of helpers in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Senators. This effort brought Barzal up to 78 points in 77 games. The 20-year-old center only has two goals in his past 13 games, but that's a nitpicky complaint given his terrific passing skills.
Barzal scored his 20th goal of the season and added a power-play assist, four shots and a plus-1 rating in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Penguins. The 20-year-old extended his current point streak to four games, and Barzal now has 75 points in 73 games during his dominant rookie campaign. With John Tavares potentially headed elsewhere in the offseason, Barzal figures to become the centerpiece of the Islanders' attack as soon as 2018-19.
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