Matthews, Laine and Weren­ski up for Calder

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Toronto Maple Leafs for­ward Aus­ton Matthews, Colum­bus Blue Jack­ets de­fence­man Zach Weren­ski and Win­nipeg Jets winger Pa­trik Laine are the fi­nal­ists for the Calder Tro­phy for NHL rookie of the year.

The league an­nounced the top three in vot­ing Thurs­day. Matthews is the front-run­ner af­ter scor­ing 40 goals and lead­ing all rookies with 69 points. He was the best rookie on a young Maple Leafs team that also had Calder con­tenders Wil­liam Ny­lan­der and Mitch Marner. Laine missed nine games with a con­cus­sion but still fin­ished with 36 goals and 28 as­sists.

Weren­ski led all rookie de­fence­men with 47 points on 11 goals and 36 as­sists. The win­ner will be an­nounced at the NHL awards show June 21 in Las Ve­gas.

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