Bobby Orr was the 1967 Caldor Memorial Trophy winner (The NHL's equivalent to rookie of the year).
the calder trophy is given to the rookie of the year in the nhl
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.
Sergei Samsonov of the Boston Bruins.
In 2004, Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the N.L. Rookie of the Year award.
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers
the lockout in the NHL occurred in 2004-2005 season
2005. After the 2004-2005 NHL lockout
Bobby Orr the rookie of the year trophy is called the Calder (Memorial) Trophy http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/awards/awarddetail.php?award_id=17
Ben Roethlisberger was drafted in 2004.
Tony Esposito, who holds the modern era record for most shutouts in a season (15), achieved his shutout record as a rookie. Though he had played 13 games the season previous, he was still considered a rookie and won the Calder Trophy, the NHL's rookie of the year award.
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.
Darrell Griffith was the 1980-81 NBA Rookie of the year. During his first season in the league, while playing with the Utah Jazz, Griffith averaged 20.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.3 SPG and 0.5 BPG in 35.4 MPG.