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Finalists for 2008 NHL awards will be announced beginning Monday

Friday, 04.18.2008 / 6:26 PM / Trophy Tracker
NEW YORK/TORONTO – The list of finalists for each of seven prestigious National Hockey League 2007-08 regular-season awards will be announced beginning Monday, April 21, with the finalists for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the top goaltender.

The announcement timetable:
Date Award
Monday, April 21 Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
Tuesday, April 22   James Norris Memorial Trophy (top defenseman)
Wednesday, April 23 Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie)
Thursday, April 24  Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (skill/sportsmanship)
Friday, April 25 Frank J. Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
Tuesday, April 29 Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
TBD Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year)

Award winners will be announced in Toronto on Thursday, June 12, as the biggest names in hockey will mingle with stars from the world of entertainment to recognize the top performances from the 2007-08 NHL season at the 2008 NHL Awards Show, airing on CBC and VERSUS.
The Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA) cast ballots for the Hart, Norris, Selke, Lady Byng and Calder Trophies.  The 30 NHL General Managers voted on the Vezina Trophy. The NHL Broadcasters' Association (NHLBA) submitted votes for the Jack Adams Award.

Voting for these awards was conducted at the conclusion of the regular season. Balloting results were tabulated by the accounting firm Ernst & Young.
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