Arbitrator awards Blackhawks' Calder $2.95 million
Calder, who recorded career bests of 26 goals and 59 points last season, on Thursday was awarded a one-year, $2.95 million contract for 2006-07 by an arbitrator.
After having his arbitration hearing on Monday, Calder more than doubled his income thanks to a breakthrough campaign. The 27-year-old left wing made $1.311 million in 2005-06, when he led the Blackhawks in goals, assists (33), points and game-winning goals (six).
A fifth-round pick in 1997, Calder has appeared in 359 games over six seasons with Chicago, recording 85 goals, 125 assists and 184 penalty minutes.