Barzal, who became the seventh rookie in NHL history with at least 20 goals and 60 assists, and just the second to notch three five-point games, was humbled after being named the 2018 Calder Trophy recipient.
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Mathew Barzal was in all the right places Sunday night, picking up five assists to make New York Islanders history as part of an impressive seven-point week, which helped the Coquitlam, B.C. native gain serious traction among the rankings of rookie point-getters.