NHL All-Rookie Team

Ice hockey team of all rookies

The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. The team was first named after the 1982–83 NHL season and since then many future stars have been selected.

The team consists of one goalie, two defensemen and three forwards. In order to be considered a rookie in the NHL, the rookie must be eligible to win the Calder Memorial Trophy. The qualification criteria to be eligible are that the player must not have played in more than 25 NHL games in any previous year nor played in six or more NHL games in each of any two preceding seasons, as well as being under the age of 26 on September 15 of the season in which he is eligible. The age consideration was added after Sergei Makarov won the trophy at age 31 in 1990.

The only player to be awarded the Calder Trophy without being named to the All-Rookie Team is Pavel Bure (in 1991–92), because he received votes at both right wing and left wing, but not enough to lead at either position.[1] Since that time, the rules have been changed so that all forwards are voted on together. Jamie Storr and Jake Allen are the only players to be named to the All-Rookie Team more than once, both having done so twice in 1997–98 and 1998–99 (Storr) and 2012–13 and 2014–15 (Allen).


^ Denotes players who are still active in the NHL
* Denotes players who have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as a player
~ Denotes inactive players not yet eligible for Hockey Hall of Fame consideration
(in bold text)
Indicates the player who won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's Rookie of the Year
(in italic text)
Indicates the player who was drafted first overall
Steve Yzerman was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1983–84 season.
Mario Lemieux was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1984–85 season.
Patrick Roy was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1985–86 season.
Mike Modano was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1989–90 season.
Jaromír Jágr was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1990–91 season.
Nicklas Lidström was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1991–92 season.
Teemu Selänne was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1992–93 season.
Martin Brodeur was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1993–94 season.
Peter Forsberg was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1994–95 season.
Daniel Alfredsson was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1995–96 season.
Jarome Iginla was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1996–97 season.
Marián Hossa was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 1998–99 season.
Ilya Kovalchuk was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2001–02 season.
Alexander Ovechkin was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2005–06 season.
Evgeni Malkin was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2006–07 season.
Patrick Kane was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2007–08 season.
Drew Doughty was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2008–09 season.
John Tavares was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2009–10 season.
Gabriel Landeskog was named to the All-Rookie Team in the 2011–12 season.
Season Position
Player Team
F Dan Daoust Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Steve Larmer Chicago Black Hawks
Mats Näslund Montreal Canadiens
D Phil Housley* Buffalo Sabres
Scott Stevens* Washington Capitals
G Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers
1983–84 F Håkan Loob Calgary Flames
Sylvain Turgeon Hartford Whalers
Steve Yzerman* Detroit Red Wings
D Thomas Eriksson Philadelphia Flyers
Jamie Macoun Calgary Flames
G Tom Barrasso Buffalo Sabres
1984–85 F Mario Lemieux* Pittsburgh Penguins
Tomas Sandström New York Rangers
Warren Young Pittsburgh Penguins
D Bruce Bell Quebec Nordiques
Chris Chelios* Montreal Canadiens
G Steve Penney Montreal Canadiens
1985–86 F Wendel Clark Toronto Maple Leafs
Kjell Dahlin Montreal Canadiens
Mike Ridley New York Rangers
D Dana Murzyn Hartford Whalers
Gary Suter Calgary Flames
G Patrick Roy* Montreal Canadiens
1986–87 F Jimmy Carson Los Angeles Kings
Luc Robitaille* Los Angeles Kings
Jim Sandlak Vancouver Canucks
D Brian Benning St. Louis Blues
Steve Duchesne Los Angeles Kings
G Ron Hextall Philadelphia Flyers
1987–88 F Iain Duncan Winnipeg Jets
Joe Nieuwendyk* Calgary Flames
Ray Sheppard Buffalo Sabres
D Calle Johansson Buffalo Sabres
Glen Wesley Boston Bruins
G Darren Pang Chicago Blackhawks
1988–89 F Tony Granato New York Rangers
Trevor Linden Vancouver Canucks
David Volek New York Islanders
D Brian Leetch* New York Rangers
Zarley Zalapski Pittsburgh Penguins
G Peter Sidorkiewicz Hartford Whalers
1989–90 F Rod Brind'Amour St. Louis Blues
Sergei Makarov* Calgary Flames
Mike Modano* Minnesota North Stars
D Brad Shaw Hartford Whalers
Geoff Smith Edmonton Oilers
G Bob Essensa Winnipeg Jets
1990–91 F Sergei Fedorov* Detroit Red Wings
Ken Hodge Jr. Boston Bruins
Jaromír Jágr~ Pittsburgh Penguins
D Rob Blake* Los Angeles Kings
Eric Weinrich New Jersey Devils
G Ed Belfour* Chicago Blackhawks
1991–92 F Tony Amonte New York Rangers
Gilbert Dionne Montreal Canadiens
Kevin Todd New Jersey Devils
D Vladimir Konstantinov Detroit Red Wings
Nicklas Lidström* Detroit Red Wings
G Dominik Hašek* Chicago Blackhawks
1992–93 F Joé Juneau Boston Bruins
Eric Lindros* Philadelphia Flyers
Teemu Selänne* Winnipeg Jets
D Vladimir Malakhov New York Islanders
Scott Niedermayer* New Jersey Devils
G Félix Potvin Toronto Maple Leafs
1993–94 F Jason Arnott Edmonton Oilers
Oleg Petrov Montreal Canadiens
Mikael Renberg Philadelphia Flyers
D Boris Mironov Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers
Chris Pronger* Hartford Whalers
G Martin Brodeur* New Jersey Devils
1994–95 F Peter Forsberg* Quebec Nordiques
Jeff Friesen San Jose Sharks
Paul Kariya* Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
D Kenny Jönsson Toronto Maple Leafs
Chris Therien Philadelphia Flyers
G Jim Carey Washington Capitals
1995–96 F Daniel Alfredsson* Ottawa Senators
Éric Dazé Chicago Blackhawks
Petr Sýkora New Jersey Devils
D Ed Jovanovski Florida Panthers
Kyle McLaren Boston Bruins
G Corey Hirsch Vancouver Canucks
1996–97 F Sergei Berezin Toronto Maple Leafs
Jim Campbell St. Louis Blues
Jarome Iginla* Calgary Flames
D Bryan Berard New York Islanders
Janne Niinimaa Philadelphia Flyers
G Patrick Lalime Pittsburgh Penguins
1997–98 F Patrik Eliáš New Jersey Devils
Mike Johnson Toronto Maple Leafs
Sergei Samsonov Boston Bruins
D Derek Morris Calgary Flames
Mattias Öhlund Vancouver Canucks
G Jamie Storr Los Angeles Kings
1998–99 F Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche
Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche
Marián Hossa* Ottawa Senators
D Tom Poti Edmonton Oilers
Sami Salo Ottawa Senators
G Jamie Storr (2) Los Angeles Kings
1999–2000 F Simon Gagné Philadelphia Flyers
Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils
Mike York New York Rangers
D Brian Rafalski New Jersey Devils
Brad Stuart San Jose Sharks
G Brian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers
2000–01 F Martin Havlát Ottawa Senators
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning
Shane Willis Carolina Hurricanes
D Ľubomír Višňovský Los Angeles Kings
Colin White New Jersey Devils
G Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks
2001–02 F Dany Heatley Atlanta Thrashers
Kristian Huselius Florida Panthers
Ilya Kovalchuk~ Atlanta Thrashers
D Nick Boynton Boston Bruins
Rostislav Klesla Columbus Blue Jackets
G Dan Blackburn New York Rangers
2002–03 F Tyler Arnason Chicago Blackhawks
Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings
D Jay Bouwmeester~ Florida Panthers
Barret Jackman St. Louis Blues
G Sébastien Caron Pittsburgh Penguins
2003–04 F Trent Hunter New York Islanders
Ryan Malone Pittsburgh Penguins
Michael Ryder Montreal Canadiens
D John-Michael Liles Colorado Avalanche
Joni Pitkänen Philadelphia Flyers
G Andrew Raycroft Boston Bruins
2004–05 Season cancelled due to the 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 F Brad Boyes Boston Bruins
Sidney Crosby^ Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin^ Washington Capitals
D Andrej Meszároš~ Ottawa Senators
Dion Phaneuf Calgary Flames
G Henrik Lundqvist~ New York Rangers
2006–07 F Evgeni Malkin^ Pittsburgh Penguins
Jordan Staal^ Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Stastny^ Colorado Avalanche
D Matt Carle San Jose Sharks
Marc-Édouard Vlasic^ San Jose Sharks
G Mike Smith^ Dallas Stars
2007–08 F Nicklas Bäckström^ Washington Capitals
Patrick Kane^ Chicago Blackhawks
Jonathan Toews^ Chicago Blackhawks
D Tobias Enström~ Atlanta Thrashers
Tom Gilbert~ Edmonton Oilers
G Carey Price^ Montreal Canadiens
2008–09 F Patrik Berglund~ St. Louis Blues
Bobby Ryan~ Anaheim Ducks
Kris Versteeg~ Chicago Blackhawks
D Drew Doughty^ Los Angeles Kings
Luke Schenn^ Toronto Maple Leafs
G Steve Mason Columbus Blue Jackets
2009–10 F Niclas Bergfors~ New Jersey Devils
Atlanta Thrashers
Matt Duchene^ Colorado Avalanche
John Tavares^ New York Islanders
D Michael Del Zotto^ New York Rangers
Tyler Myers^ Buffalo Sabres
G Jimmy Howard~ Detroit Red Wings
2010–11 F Logan Couture^ San Jose Sharks
Michael Grabner~ New York Islanders
Jeff Skinner^ Carolina Hurricanes
D John Carlson^ Washington Capitals
P. K. Subban~ Montreal Canadiens
G Corey Crawford~ Chicago Blackhawks
2011–12 F Adam Henrique^ New Jersey Devils
Gabriel Landeskog^ Colorado Avalanche
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins^ Edmonton Oilers
D Justin Faulk^ Carolina Hurricanes
Jake Gardiner^ Toronto Maple Leafs
G Jhonas Enroth~ Buffalo Sabres
2012–13 F Brendan Gallagher^ Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan Huberdeau^ Florida Panthers
Brandon Saad^ Chicago Blackhawks
D Jonas Brodin^ Minnesota Wild
Justin Schultz^ Edmonton Oilers
G Jake Allen^ St. Louis Blues
2013–14 F Tyler Johnson^ Tampa Bay Lightning
Nathan MacKinnon^ Colorado Avalanche
Ondřej Palát^ Tampa Bay Lightning
D Torey Krug^ Boston Bruins
Hampus Lindholm^ Anaheim Ducks
G Frederik Andersen^ Anaheim Ducks
2014–15 F Filip Forsberg^ Nashville Predators
Johnny Gaudreau^ Calgary Flames
Mark Stone^ Ottawa Senators
D Aaron Ekblad^ Florida Panthers
John Klingberg^ Dallas Stars
G Jake Allen^ (2) St. Louis Blues
2015–16 F Jack Eichel^ Buffalo Sabres
Connor McDavid^ Edmonton Oilers
Artemi Panarin^ Chicago Blackhawks
D Shayne Gostisbehere^ Philadelphia Flyers
Colton Parayko^ St. Louis Blues
G John Gibson^ Anaheim Ducks
2016–17 F Patrik Laine^ Winnipeg Jets
Mitch Marner^ Toronto Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews^ Toronto Maple Leafs
D Brady Skjei^ New York Rangers
Zach Werenski^ Columbus Blue Jackets
G Matt Murray^ Pittsburgh Penguins
2017–18 F Mathew Barzal^ New York Islanders
Brock Boeser^ Vancouver Canucks
Clayton Keller^ Arizona Coyotes
D Will Butcher^ New Jersey Devils
Charlie McAvoy^ Boston Bruins
G Juuse Saros^ Nashville Predators
2018–19 F Anthony Cirelli^ Tampa Bay Lightning
Elias Pettersson^ Vancouver Canucks
Brady Tkachuk^ Ottawa Senators
D Rasmus Dahlin^ Buffalo Sabres
Miro Heiskanen^ Dallas Stars
G Jordan Binnington^ St. Louis Blues
2019–20 F Dominik Kubalík^ Chicago Blackhawks
Victor Olofsson^ Buffalo Sabres
Nick Suzuki^ Montreal Canadiens
D Quinn Hughes^ Vancouver Canucks
Cale Makar^ Colorado Avalanche
G Elvis Merzļikins^ Columbus Blue Jackets
2020–21 F Kirill Kaprizov^ Minnesota Wild
Josh Norris^ Ottawa Senators
Jason Robertson^ Dallas Stars
D K'Andre Miller^ New York Rangers
Ty Smith^ New Jersey Devils
G Alex Nedeljkovic^ Carolina Hurricanes
2021–22 F Michael Bunting^ Toronto Maple Leafs
Lucas Raymond^ Detroit Red Wings
Trevor Zegras^ Anaheim Ducks
D Alexandre Carrier^ Nashville Predators
Moritz Seider^ Detroit Red Wings
G Jeremy Swayman^ Boston Bruins




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