Editor In Leaf Mid-Season NHL Awards: Predators Clean Up

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Filip Forsberg – Nashville Predators

Jan 6, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9) during the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Through 40 games Filip Forsberg sits 16th in the NHL in scoring with 38 points and holds a +23 rating in his rookie campaign.

The former Washington Capitals pick was acquired for Martin Erat and has burst onto the NHL scene with one of the best rookie campaigns in several seasons.

He received 1 first place vote and 4 second place votes to take home Rookie of the Year honors, narrowly edging Florida’s Aaron Ekblad.

Best of the Rest: Aaron Ekblad – Florida (3 first place votes) and Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary (1 first place vote)

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