Calder Memorial Trophy: History, Montreal Canadiens Past Winners

The Montreal Canadiens don't have as much of a history with the Calder Memorial Trophy as you may think.
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1962 - Bobby Rousseau

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Rousseau recorded just three points in 15 games during his inaugural NHL season, but a lack of games allowed him to be eligible for the Calder the following season. He exploded for 21 goals and 24 assists, an impressive mark for a rookie.

Rousseau nearly won an Art Ross Trophy in 1965-66, finishing in second to Stan Mikita with 78 points. He won four Stanley Cups and attended three All-Star Games, but the Canadiens traded him to the Minnesota North Stars in 1970.

Rousseau played five more seasons, finishing with 703 points in 942 games.