What does Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have in common with Wayne Gretzky, aside from playing centre and being a man of few words?

Neither Edmonton Oiler won the Calder Trophy, the NHL's rookie-of-the-year award.

Nugent-Hopkins finished second in voting (1,383 to 1,001) by hockey writers behind Colorado Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog, with New Jersey Devils centre Adam Henrique placing third with 620 votes at the league's annual awards show on Wednesday.