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NHL Awards finalists announcements begin Friday

Thursday, 04.19.2012 / 5:29 PM / 2012 NHL Awards

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NHL Awards finalists announcements begin Friday
The National Hockey League will announce the three finalists for 10 regular-season awards over the next 10 days.

NHL Awards finalists schedule

Friday, April 20
Calder Trophy (top rookie)

Monday, April 23
Selke Trophy (top defensive forward) and Lady Byng Trophy (skill/sportsmanship)

Tuesday, April 24

Masterton Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey) and General Manager of the Year

Wednesday, April 25

Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)

Thursday, April 26

Norris Trophy (top defenseman)

Friday, April 27

Hart Trophy (most valuable player to his team)

Monday, April 30

Jack Adams Award (top head coach) and NHL Foundation Player Award (community service)
The National Hockey League will announce the three finalists for 10 regular-season awards during the next 10 days, beginning on Friday with the top three vote-getters for the Calder Trophy, which goes to the League's top rookie.

On April 23, the League will announced the three finalists for the Selke Trophy, given to the top defensive forward, and the Lady Byng Trophy, presented for the best combination of skill and sportsmanship.

The next day, the finalists for the Masterton Trophy, given for perseverance and dedication to hockey, and General Manager of the Year will be announced. On April 25, the League will announce the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, given to the NHL's top goaltender.

The finalists for the Norris Trophy, presented to the NHL's top defenseman, will be announced on April 26, followed one day later by the top three in the voting for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the player judged to be most valuable to his team.

The announcements will conclude on April 30 with the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, given to the coach of the year, and the NHL Foundation Player Award, presented for community service.

The League's elite will come together with celebrities from music, stage and screen for a celebration of hockey at the 2012 NHL Awards on June 20, at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The ceremony will be televised by the NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC in Canada.