Michael Ryder
Calder candidate

Wowing fans in his 2003-04 NHL rookie campaign with an impressive tally of 25 goals and 63 points, it came as no surprise that Michael Ryder’s name was on the shortlist of candidates nominated for that season’s Calder Trophy for rookie of the year. Ryder was ultimately edged out for the award by Boston Bruins goaltending phenom, Andrew Raycroft.