The other day, the NHL declassified the names of the finalists of the most significant hockey awards. Let’s learn the names of the lucky ones.
The Jack Adams Trophy
The NHL has identified candidates for the Jack Adams Trophy – coach of the season.
Three individuals are nominated for the award: Bruce Cassidy (Boston), John Tortorella (Columbus), and Alain Vigneault (Philadelphia).
Boston won the President’s Cup this season for the best squad in the regular season. In this season, Columbus finished 8th in the Eastern Conference table and Philadelphia 4th.
The Lady Byng Trophy
The prize is awarded to a player who showed an example of fair sportsmanship and fostered behavior combined with high-level playing skills.
Three players are designated for the prize: Nathan MacKinnon, Auston Matthews, and Ryan O’Reilly.
In the regular season, MacKinnon finished fifth on the list of top scorers with 93 points and +13 utility in 69 games. On account of Matthews 80 for performance with the usefulness of +19″. O’Reilly scored 61 points with a +12 utility in 71 games.
The Norris Trophy
The trophy is awarded annually to the best defender in the NHL regular season.
Three hockey players are competing for the award: John Carlson, Victor Hedman, and Roman Josi.
Carlson took the lead among all defenders in assists (60) and points (75), setting personal records on both counts. With 15 goals in 69 appearances for the Capitals, he repeated a previous personal achievement.
Hedman had 55 points in 66 games and was ranked third in scoring among defenders. His indicator of usefulness was +27.
Josi set personal records for goals (16), assists (49) and points (65). Josi made it to the Norris Trophy finalists for the first time.
The Selke Trophy
The award is presented annually to the best forward.
Three players claim victory: Patrice Bergeron, Sean Couturier, and Ryan O’Reilly.
In the current NHL season, Bergeron has 56 points with +23 in 61 games. Also, the Canadian took fourth place in terms of the percentage of face-offs wins (57.9%). The Couturier scored 59 points with a +20 usefulness in 69 games. He became the leader among all players in terms of the percentage of face-offs wins (59.6%). O’Reilly won the prize last year and became a finalist for the second time. The forward ranked seventh in terms of percentage of the face-offs wins (56.6%).
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