The NHL Rookie of the Year for the 1979-1980 season was defenseman Ray Bourque of the Boston Bruins.
the calder trophy is given to the rookie of the year in the nhl
Bobby Orr was the 1967 Caldor Memorial Trophy winner (The NHL's equivalent to rookie of the year).
Ben Roethlisberger's rookie year was in 2004.
Sergei Samsonov of the Boston Bruins.
Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks
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.
In 2004, Jason Bay of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the N.L. Rookie of the Year award.
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers