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Isles Awards: Rookie of the Year

Brock Nelson, Calvin de Haan and Ryan Strome are nominated for Isles rookie of the year. Cast your vote today!

Monday, 04.28.2014 / 1:11 PM ET / News
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Isles Awards: Rookie of the Year

Fans, it’s up to you to decide who was the top rookie for the Islanders this season. Voting is now open until this Thursday at noon.

Nominee #1: Ryan Strome

One of the Islanders best runs of the season coincided with the recall of Ryan Strome in mid-December, as the Isles held a 9-5-0 record in the 2011 fifth-overall pick's first 14 NHL games. Strome’s first career goal came in a 7-3 win over the Dallas Stars during the middle of that run. Late in January, the Islanders sent Strome back down to the AHL to maintain his eligibility during the NHL’s Olympic Break. Following his post-Olympics recall, Strome notched six goals and eight assists for 14 points in the season’s final 22 games.

His 49 points (13G, 36A) in 37 AHL games earned him a spot on the AHL’s All-Rookie Team.

Watch Strome’s highlights


Nominee #2:
Brock Nelson

With 72 games played, Brock Nelson spent the most time in the NHL of any Islanders rookie this season. The 6'3, 196-lbs. Nelson proved his versatility spending time on all four of the Islanders’ forward lines while also playing both the wing and center throughout the course of the year. The rookie scored his first-career goal on Oct. 22 against the Vancouver Canucks. Nelson's impressive rookie season in the NHL earned him a spot on Team USA for the World Championships to be played in Minsk, Belarus during May.

Watch Nelson’s highlights


Nominee #3: Calvin de Haan

Following a season-ending injury just three games into the Sound Tigers’ 2012-13 season, Calvin de Haan expected to spend this season refining his game in the AHL. However, that plan changed as injuries at the NHL level allowed paved the way to de Haan's recall in late November. Following the recall, de Haan established himself as a defenseman that played well beyond his years. The 2009 12th-overall selection played this season primarily on the Isles’ top defensive pairing alongside Travis Hamonic. The Carp, Ontario native scored his first-career NHL goal in his home province helping the Isles defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 7.

Watch de Haan’s highlights

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 153 146 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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