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Cale Makar

Born:October 30, 1998Draft:2017 Avalanche, 4th Overall
Hometown:Calgary, AB, CANPosition:Defense
Known For:Norris TrophyShoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Colorado Avalanche

Cale Douglas Makar (born October 30, 1998) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the first round, fourth overall, by the Avalanche in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Makar won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year in 2019–20, becoming the sixth Avalanche/Nordiques player to win the award. Then in 2021-22, he added even more to his trophy case with the Norris Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy and Stanley Cup.

Cale Makar Colorado Avalanche 2022 Stanley Cup
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lighting 2-1 in game six of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals (Photo by Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Cale Makar Stats

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  • Hockey East All-Rookie Team 2018
  • Hockey East Third All-Star Team 2018
  • New England Rookie of the Year 2018
  • Hockey East Scoring Leader 2019
  • Hockey East First All-Star Team 2019
  • Hockey East Player of the Year (unanimous) 2019
  • First Team All-American 2019
  • Hobey Baker Award 2019
  • New England Best Defenseman 2019
  • New England Player of the Year 2019
  • New England All-Star 2019
  • CHN Player of the Year 2019
  • All-CHN First Team 2019
  • USCHO Player of the Year 2019
  • NCAA Northeast Regional MVP 2019
  • UMass Male Athlete of the Year 2019
  • WJC All-Tournament Team 2018
  • Calder Memorial Trophy 2020
  • NHL All-Rookie Team 2020
  • James Norris Memorial Trophy 2022
  • NHL First All-Star Team 2022
  • Conn Smythe Trophy 2022
  • Stanley Cup Champion 2022