If you read what I wrote I said 'team'. What an honour to be good enough to play with two NHL All Stars like Koy and Parise. Must be doing something right.
No one can question Matt Read had a great season. Many players on Philly had great seasons. It's easier to look at teams who are weaker and see the rookie standing out among veterans. Age may be a factor, but not in the way Read is thinking. Read has had more years to physically mature as well as mature as a player than an 18-19 year old. Draft position plays a factor. Really, it's a nomination and you can only have three names. I'd rather you explain why Henrique, Nugent-Hopkins and Landeskog shouldn't win instead of Read other you like him because he plays for Philly.
I'm not really looking to come to a conclusion. Just be glad your team has a good rookie playing for them!