Tampa, Florida – The National Hockey League announced today the 2021-22 NHL All-Rookie team, including the three players who voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Cup as the league’s best rookie player: defenseman Moritz Cider From the Detroit Red Wings, as well as the strikers Michael Banting From the Toronto Maple Leafs and Trevor Zegras From ducks of Anaheim.
He was also named to the 2021-22 NHL All-Rookie Team of Goalkeepers Jeremy Swayman From the Boston Bruins, man of defense Alexandre Carrier Nashville Predators and striker Lucas Raymond of red wings.
The vote was conducted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association in the regular season finale. Here is a summary of each member of the NHL All-Rookie team’s memorable campaign:
Jeremy Swayman, Boston Bruins
Swayman, fourth-round pick (111th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft, led the rookie netminders (minimum: 25 GP) in wins (23), goals-to-average (2.41) and savings percentage (.914) across 41 appearances. . Record 10-point streak from Feb 12 – Mar 12 (9-0-1, 1.57 GAA, .944 SV%, 2 SO), capped with eight straight wins – second only to Ross Brooks (12 GP in 1973)-74) for longest A streak of victories by a novice goalkeeper in franchise history. Swayman has scored two goals or fewer in 24 of his 41 total matches (58.5%), with three highlights from closing in: December 2 at NSH (42 SV), February 12 at OTT (30 SV) and February 28 at LAK (34 SV). He’s the Bruins’ first rookie since he was a defensive player Charlie McAvoy In the 2017-18 season and the first Boston goalkeeper to make it to the squad since Andrew Rycroft in 2003-04.
DEFENSEMEN (in alphabetical order)
Alexander Carrier, Nashville Predators
Carrier, another fourth-round pick in the NHL Draft (115th overall in 2015), ranked third among the Novice blueliner’s with 27 assists and 30 points in 77 contests (3-27-30), both of which score a distinction for the Novice blueliner. He led the Predators and took third place among all juniors (attackers and defenders) with a rating of +26, a record for any novice skater. The carrier also placed third among all rookies in blocking shots (t-124) and average time on ice (20:59), with the former setting a Nashville record for a junior defensive back and the latter second to Dan Hammhoes in 2003-04 ( 22:08). Carrier is the third player (and first defensive man) in Predators history to make the All-Rookie team, after the goalkeeper Juuse Saros In 2017-18 and beyond Philip Forsberg in 2014-15.
Moritz CiderDetroit Red Wings
Seider – Unanimous pick – paced Novice Defensive with 7-43-50, a score surpassed by only two Novice Adventurers over the past 30 years (Queen Hughes: 8-45-53 in 2019-20 with VAN; Vladimir Malakhov: 14 38-52 in 1992-93 w/NYI) and only two of the up-and-coming defensemen in Detroit history (Reed Larson: 19 41-60 in 1977-78; Niklas Liedstrom: 11-49-60 in 1991-92). Seider, the sixth overall pick from the 2019 NHL Draft, led all the 2021-22 rookies (offensives and defense) in assists (43), Power-play assists (19) and Power-play points (21), while ranking first five in shots over Goalkeepers (3rd; 187), points (4th; 50) and winning goals (t-5th; 4). He played in each of the 82 Red Wings competitions to also lead all rookies in total time on the ice (1889:22) and minutes per game (23:02) – franchise rookie records in both categories (tracked since 1997-98).
Attackers (in alphabetical order)
Michael BantingToronto Maple Leafs
Bunting led the All-Rookies with 23-40-63 in 79 games to help bolster the NHL’s second-ranked Maple Leafs offensive with 315 goals – the most in a single season since 1989-90 (337). Ponting, who scored the third most points in a season by only Toronto rookie Auston Matthews (40 29-69 in 2016-17) and Peter Ihnacak (28-38-66 in 1982-83), found the scoring sheet in 44 of 79 appearances (55.7%) to also occupy a place among the 2021-22 top rookies in assists (2nd; 40), plus/minus (second; +27), goals (t-2nd; 23), shots on goal (6th; 175) and shot percentage (6th; 13.1%). The 2014 fourth-round pick (117th overall by ARI), who signed with the Maple Leafs last July, is the first Toronto All-Rookie representative since his co-stars – Matthews and Mitchell Marner Both received honors in 2016-2017.
Lucas Raymond, Detroit Red Wings
Raymond placed among the rookie leaders in goals (t-2nd; 23), points (3rd; 57), assists (fourth; 34), shots on goal (4th; 184) and shot percentage (8; 12.5%) while playing in each Detroit’s 82nd Games. Fourth overall pick from the 2020 NHL Draft, which advanced the rookie forwards in both average (18:09) and total (1,488:52) time on the ice, and also finished among the rookie forwards (attackers and defense) On the man advantage, ranking among the top three in strengths (2; 18), assists (t-2nd; 13) and goals (t-3rd; 5). Raymond and Cedar are Detroit’s first All-Rookie representatives since goalkeeper Jimmy Howard in 2009-10. This is the second time that players from the Red Wings have been selected for the All-Rookie team, after defenders Vladimir Konstantinov and Niklas Liedstrom in 1991-92.
Trevor ZegrasAnaheim Dax
Zegras, who wowed the hockey world with superb passes and goals, finished second among the rookies with 23-38-61 in 75 games – a franchise record for one season for assists and points by a rookie, before Cam Fowler (30 in 2010-11) and Bobby Ryan (57 in 2008-09), respectively. The ninth overall pick of the 2019 NHL Draft, Zegras topped the NHL freshmen with 19 multi-point outings en route to status among the rookie leaders in Power-play goals (1;9), game-winning goals (t-1st;5), goals (t-2nd, 23), assists (3rd, 38), strengths (third, 17), shots on goal (5th, 181), assists (t-6th, 8) and shot percentage (7th; 12.7%). Zegras are the first team selected by the Ducks since the goalkeeper John Gibson In 2015-16 and third attacking Anaheim to earn this honor, she was joined by Ryan (2008-2009) and Paul Carria (1994-95).
2021-22 NHL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM VOTE
(1 point per vote)
1. Jeremy Swayman General Manager 190
2. Alex NdeljkovicDET 3
3. Kapo Kahkkonenminimum 2
4. Spencer KnightFLA 1
1. Moritz Seder, Diet 196
2. ALEXANDRE CARRIER, NSH 95
3. Jimmy DressdaleANA 46
4. Shawn DorzyLAK 25
5. Timothy LillegrenTOR 24
6. Martin FerrariWSH 4
t 7. Bowen ByramCOL 1
Matthias Samuelsson, BUF 1
1. TREVOR ZEGRAS, ANA 191
2. Michael Bunting, TOR 171
3. Lucas Raymond, DET 134
4. Anton LundellFLA 48
5. Tanner GuinotNSH 24
6. Cole CaufieldMTL 9
7. Matt Boldiminimum 8
8. Seth JarvisCAR 2
9. Dawson MercerNJD 1