The President's Awards Dinner will take place on June 12. Among the honorees will be Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller, who will receive the Bob Johnson Award, and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. Both were also part of the U.S.'s silver medal-winning team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
In addition, Ron Wilson, head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the 2010 U.S. Olympic team, will be in attendance.
Bob Johnson Award, presented by Nike
Ryan Miller backstopped the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey team to the silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and was named both the tournament's MVP and its best goaltender. He played all but 12 minutes between the pipes for Team USA. In his first three preliminary-round games, Miller allowed just five goals on 71 shots, including a 42-save effort in Team USA's 5-3 victory against Canada. In the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, he turned aside all 37 shots he faced and held a dangerous Canadian offense in check throughout most of the gold-medal game. Miller posted a tournament-best .946 save percentage in six games and his 1.35 goals-against average is the lowest in U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team history.
Distinguished Achievement Award