As defined by the NHL, this trophy is awarded to "the player as selected
as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National
Hockey League." Translation: Rookie of the Year.

History of the trophy: NHL president Frank Calder bought a trophy to
give permanently to the Rookie of the Year from the 1936-37 season till
his death in 1943. After his death, the NHL created this trophy in his
memory.

Rookie status requirements:
1. A player cannot have played more than 25 games in a prior season nor
6 in the prior 2 seasons in any major pro league. (It's different for goalies,
I think, but I don't have that info readily available.)
2. A player cannot be older than 26 prior to September 15 of the season
in which he's eligible. (aka The Sergei Makarov Rule.)
Scouts/Rockies/Devils that have won the Calder Trophy:
1994
Martin Brodeur
2000
Scott Gomez
Scouts/Rockies/Devils that have been voted for (with finish):
1978
Barry Beck
2nd
1985
Kirk Muller
6th
1988
Doug Brown,
Sean Burke
6th,
8th
1990
Viacheslav Fetisov
8th
1992
Kevin Todd
5th
1996
Petr Sykora
7th
1997
Steve Sullivan,
Mike Dunham
9th,
12th
1998
Patrik Elias,
Sheldon Souray
3rd,
12th
1999
Brendan Morrison
5th
2000
Brian Rafalski,
John Madden
11th,
17th
2001
Colin White
6th
2004
Paul Martin
10th
2007
Travis Zajac
10th
2012
Adam Henrique,
Adam Larsson
3rd,
12th