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NHL Christmas Break Awards

With Christmas break being just 3 days ago, a lot of hockey is still to be played. However, compiled the top 3 candidates for most of the NHL awards:


Hart Memorial Trophy – Awarded to the league’s most valuable player.

  1. Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
    31GP 26G 16A 42PTS +8 12PIM

  2. Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers
    36GP 13G 29A 42PTS +8 16PIM

  3. Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild
    18-6-3 1.58GAA .947SV%

Art Ross Trophy – Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.

  1. Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
    31GP 26G 16A 42PTS +8 12PIM
  2. Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers
    36GP 13G 29A 42PTS +8 16PIM
  3. Evgeni Malkin – Pittsburgh Penguins
    37GP 15G 26A 41PTS +11 46PIM

Vezina Trophy – Awarded to the league’s top goaltender.

  1. Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild
    18-6-3 1.58GAA .947SV% 5SO
  2. Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets
    22-5-2 1.91GAA .934SV% 3SO
  3. Carey Price – Montreal Canadiens
    18-5-3 1.99GAA .931SV% 2SO

James Norris Memorial Trophy – Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.

  1. Shea Weber – Montreal Canadiens
    35GP 9G 11A 20PTS +17 20PIM
  2. Brent Burns – San Jose Sharks
    35GP 14G 20A 34PTS +13 8PIM
  3. Duncan Keith – Chicago Blackhawks
    37GP 1 23A 24PTS +6 8PIM

Calder Memorial Trophy – Awarded to the league’s most outstanding rookie player.

  1. Zach Werenski – Columbus Blue Jackets
    33GP 6G 16A 22PTS +8 8PIM
  2. Patrik Laine – Winnipeg Jets
    37GP 19G 11A 30PTS +7 12PIM
  3. Auston Matthews – Toronto Maple Leafs
    34GP 17G 11A 28PTS +2 6PIM

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy – Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

  1. Johnny Gaudreau – Calgary Flames
    27GP 9G 16A 25PTS -11 0PIM
  2. Cam Atkinson – Columbus Blue Jackets
    33GP 15G 20A 35PTS +6 8PIM
  3. Leon Draisaitl – Edmonton Oilers
    36GP 14G 17A 31PTS -2 6PIM

Jack Adams Award – Awarded to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.

  1. John Torterella – Columbus Blue Jackets
    24-5-4 52PTS
  2. Mike Sullivan – Pittsburgh Penguins
    24-8-5 53PTS
  3. Bruce Boudreau – Minnesota Wild
    22-8-4 48PTS

Ted Lindsay Award – Awarded to the league’s most outstanding player as voted on by the NHLPA.

  1. Connor McDavid – Edmonton Oilers
    36GP 13G 29A 42PTS +8 16PIM
  2. Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
    31GP 26G 16A 42PTS +8 12PIM
  3. Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild
    18-6-3 1.58GAA .947SV% 5SO

Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy – Awarded to the league’s top goal scorer.

  1. Sidney Crosby – Pittsburgh Penguins
    31GP 26G 16A 42PTS +8 12PIM
  2. David Pastrnak – Boston Bruins
    30GP 19G 7A 26PTS +14 12PIM
  3. Jeff Carter – Los Angeles Kings
    35GP 19G 11A 30PTS +6 12PIM

William M. Jennings Trophy – Awarded to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it.

  1. Sergei Bobrovsky – Columbus Blue Jackets
    22-5-2 1.91GAA .934SV% 3SO 68GA
  2. Devan Dubnyk – Minnesota Wild
    18-6-3 1.58GAA .947SV% 5SO 68GA
  3. Braden Holtby – Washington Capitals
    15-8-3 2.06GAA .926SV% 3SO 73GA

General Manager of the Year Award – Awarded to the league’s best general manager.

  1. Marc Bergevin – Montreal Canadiens

  2. Jarmo Kekalainen – Columbus Blue Jackets

  3. Lou Lamoriello – Toronto Maple Leafs

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy – Awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

  1. Craig Anderson – Ottawa Senators
    12-6-1 2.46GAA .924SV% 3SO
  2. Derek Ryan – Carolina Hurricanes
    21GP 4G 8A 12PTS -4 6PIM
  3. Jaromir Jagr – Florida Panthers
    36GP 6G 15A 21PTS +4 26PIM

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