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Three Moving Videos From Tonight’s NHL Awards Show

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Las Vegas first responders and the Golden Knights are honored on stage at the 2018 NHL Awards for their role in healing the city after tragedy struck just before the season began.

 

 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team joins the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas to present the Calder Trophy to New York Islanders youngster Mathew Barzal, after his breakout rookie season!

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Recap Of Tonight’s Awards Show

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2018) – Left wing Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, whose 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) set career highs across the board and propelled the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings as well as their first playoff appearance since 2011-12, captured the Hart Memorial Trophy as NHL MVP at the 2018 NHL Awards, held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

Hall received 72 first-place tallies among the 164 ballots cast by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) and garnered 1,264 voting points to edge Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the top choice of 60 voters for 1,194 points. It marked the closest Hart Trophy race since 2012-13, when Alex Ovechkin (WSH) edged Sidney Crosby (PIT), 1,090-1,058. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar finished third in balloting with 551 points.

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Your NHL All-Star Teams

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2018) – NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL Awards, posted a career-high 93 points in propelling the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first playoff appearance since 2011-12.

Joining Hall on the First Team are three other first-time members of the top echelon: defenseman Victor Hedman and right wing Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and goaltender Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators. The other two members of the 2017-18 squad are repeat selections: center Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers earns a place for the second consecutive season, while defenseman Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings returns to the First Team for the first time since 2015-16.

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The Hart Trophy Goes To Taylor Hall

via NHL PR,

Left wing Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Hall received 72 first-place tallies among the 164 ballots cast and garnered 1,264 voting points to edge Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, the top choice of 60 voters for 1,194 points. It marked the closest Hart Trophy race since 2012-13, when Alex Ovechkin (WSH) edged Sidney Crosby (PIT), 1,090-1,058. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar finished third in balloting with 551 points.

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George McPhee Named GM Of The Year

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George McPhee of the Vegas Golden Knights is the 2017-18 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for this award was conducted among NHL Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

McPhee received 25 first-place votes among the 39 ballots and a total of 149 voting points, ahead of second-place Kevin Cheveldayoff of the Winnipeg Jets (107 points) and third-place Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning (46 points), the 2015 GM of the Year Award recipient.

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Pekka Rinne Wins The Vezina Trophy

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Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators has captured the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the “goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” as selected by NHL General Managers. Prior to 1981-82, the Vezina was awarded to the goaltender(s) whose team allowed the fewest goals during the regular season, the current criterion for the William M. Jennings Trophy.

Rinne was a runaway winner, garnering 22 first-place votes from the 31 cast by NHL General Managers. His 129 voting points placed him ahead of second-place Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets (82 points) and third-place Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (21 points).

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Gerard Gallant Wins The Jack Adams Award

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Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant has captured the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success,” as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.

Gallant dominated Jack Adams balloting by attracting 102 first-place votes among the 108 ballots cast for 525 voting points. Second-place Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins received two first-place votes and 153 voting points, while third-place Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche was the top selection on four ballots in collecting 114 points.

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Anze Kopitar Wins The Selke Trophy

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Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar has won his second career Frank J. Selke Trophy, recognizing “the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game,” as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Kopitar garnered 1,152 voting points, including 70 first-place votes, to edge second-place center Sean Couturier of the Philadelphia Flyers (976 voting points). Center Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, a Selke finalist for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year and with a record-tying four Selke wins, finished third with 817 points.

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Brian Boyle Wins The Bill Masterton Trophy

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New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle is the 2017-18 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers Association to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

Before Boyle set foot on the ice as a Devil, he faced his biggest test. At the start of training camp, the 33-year-old was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone marrow cancer. He worked his way back into the lineup by Nov. 1 and notched 10 goals over his first 25 games, including a memorable goal on New Jersey’s Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Prudential Center, a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Nov. 24. Boyle missed just three games after his season debut and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa. While handling his own illness, his family and his career, Boyle has approached every day with the same optimistic attitude and perseverance that has inspired and lifted the Devils’ locker room.

A $2,500 grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.

Other finalists for this year’s honor were Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and Jordan Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes.

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