after they finish their first season in which they played 25 games or more.
You have to play one hole season, to not be a rookie anymore.
play hockey for what ever team that drafted them
No rookie since the NHL's inception has ever won the Hart Memorial Trophy (The league MVP trophy which was first presented in 1924) in his rookie year.
There was no NHL 2008 rookie all-star game. The band that played prior to and during the player introductions for the regular game was called The Hives.
The NHL 2009 Calder Memorial Winner (Which goes to the player who performs the best in his first season of play in the NHL) was Steve Mason of the Nashville Predators... The Runner up was Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks
More than 50 innings for a pitcher and more than 130 AB for a position player
The Calder Memorial Trophy is rewarded to the most profecint first-year rookie in the NHL. Because of the player it is awarded to, it is sometimes called the rookie of the year award.
After they complete one full NHL season.
Sergei Samsonov of the Boston Bruins.