Chicago Blackhawks forward Dominik Kubalik is nominated for the Calder Trophy.
The Chicago Blackhawks have had some nice rookies come in through the years, despite the team not being very good. Dominik Kubalik was the latest in that long line of good Blackhawks rookies and he is being rewarded for it. He is nominated for the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie for his efforts. It was a great season for him in his first year and it was a lot of fun to watch.
Kubalik’s biggest accomplishment was when he scored his 30th goal of the season. Only Steve Larmer, Darryl Sutter, and Artemi Panarin were members of the Chicago Blackhawks to have 30 goals as a rookie. Kubalik became just the fourth which shows how nice his season was. Some other young players on the team struggled to repeat what they did the year prior so Kubalik was there to make up for some of it.