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Wild's Dubnyk awarded Bill Masterton Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:46 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk is the 2014-15 recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PHWA) to honor the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars who exhibited those qualities. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of an on-ice injury.

Flames' Hudler wins Lady Byng Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:41 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler has captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Hudler polled 700 voting points, including 52 first-place tallies, for a tight win over four-time Lady Byng Trophy winner Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, who collected 648 voting points.

Crawford, Price awarded William Jennings Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:36 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks and Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens won the William M. Jennings Trophy, presented "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it."

The Blackhawks and Canadiens finished the regular season tied with a League-low 189 goals allowed, and Crawford and Price saw the most action for their respective teams. This marks the first time that goaltenders on two teams claimed the Jennings Trophy since 2002-03, when New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Philadelphia's Roman Cechmanek and Robert Esche captured Jennings honors after the Devils and Flyers tied for the League's lowest goals-against total. Crawford captured the Jennings Trophy for the second time in three seasons (also 2012- 13), posting a 32-20-5 record with a 2.27 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and two shutouts in 57 appearances. He allowed two goals or fewer in each of his final four starts of the regular season from April 2-9.

Canadiens goaltender Price wins Vezina Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:23 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens has captured his first Vezina Trophy, awarded to the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," as selected by NHL General Managers. Prior to 1981-82, the Vezina was awarded to the goaltender(s) whose team allowed the fewest goals during the regular season, the current criterion for the William Jennings Trophy.

Price was a near-unanimous selection, garnering 27 first-place votes from the 30 cast by NHL General Managers. His 144 voting points placed him ahead of Nashville's Pekka Rinne (60) and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk (28).

Panthers rookie Ekblad wins Calder Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:17 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad has won the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League."

Ekblad captured a tight three-way race in balloting, with his total of 1,147 voting points just enough to hold off challengers Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators (1,078) and Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames (1,026).

Stars' Jamie Benn wins Art Ross Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 8:03 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Forward Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars has won his first career Art Ross Trophy, presented "to the player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season."

Benn entered the final day of the regular season third in the League scoring race with 83 points, one behind Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and New York Islanders forward John Tavares. Benn moved to the front by tallying four points (3-1–4) in a 4-1 win over Nashville, including a goal and an assist in the final 2:05 of the third period. His late surge increased his season total to 87 points (35-52--87), one more than Tavares (38-48–86), who notched a goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss to Columbus, and three more than Crosby (28-56–84), who did not record a point in his team's 2-0 win at Buffalo that clinched the Penguins a playoff berth. Benn, the first player in Stars history to win the scoring title, notched multiple points in five of his final six games of the season (7-8–15), including 10 points in his last three contests. The Stars captain established career highs in goals, assists and points, ahead of his previous highs of 34, 45 and 79, respectively, set in 2013-14.

Sharks' Burns receives NHL Foundation Player Award

NHL to Donate $25,000 to Burns' Designated Charitable Organizations

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 7:56 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is the recipient of the 2014-15 NHL Foundation Player Award, recognizing an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community.

The NHL Foundation presents $25,000 to the winner's chosen charitable organization. Burns has selected two beneficiaries: Defending the Blue Line, affording children of military members the opportunity to participate in the game of hockey by providing hockey equipment, game tickets and unique experiences with professional athletes, and Folds of Honor, which provides educational scholarships for family members of injured and/or deceased military men and women.

Blackhawks' Toews gets Messier Leadership Award

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 7:51 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is the recipient of the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, which is awarded to a player “in recognition of his commitment and service to charities in his community.” The award recognizes an individual as a superior leader in hockey and as a contributing member of society. It honors an individual who leads by positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and dedication to community activities and charitable causes.

Messier solicits suggestions from club and League personnel and NHL fans in compiling a list of potential candidates. Selection of the three finalists and the ultimate winner is Messier's alone. Other finalists for this year's honor were Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks and Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets.\

Red Wings' Zetterberg awarded King Clancy Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 7:48 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is this year's recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and who has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community."

The Red Wings captain rebounded from an injury-shortened 2013-14 campaign to lead his club in assists (49) and points (66). Zetterberg capped a productive campaign with four points in the final two games of the regular season with a postseason bid on the line, rallying the Red Wings to a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a franchise-record 24th consecutive season -- the longest active such streak in North American professional sports.

Capitals' Ovechkin collects Maurice Richard Trophy

Wednesday, 06.24.2015 / 7:39 PM / 2015 NHL Awards

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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin claimed his third consecutive and fifth career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's goal-scoring leader, adding to the ones he earned in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (9), Marcel Dionne (6), Guy Lafleur (6) and Mario Lemieux (6). He also led the League and set a career high/franchise record with 25 power-play goals, while his 11 game-winning goals paced the NHL and matched a personal best. Ovechkin, who finished 2014-15 ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (43) and New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (42), scored 41 of his 53 goals in the final 55 games of season (0.75 GPG). He posted his 473rd and 474th career goals on April 2 to surpass Peter Bondra (472) as the leading goal-scorer in Capitals history.

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It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
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