Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby took the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the league's most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players' Association. Crosby finished fourth in the NHL with 56 points despite missing 12 games because of injuries.
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL