GAA: 2.77 | SVP: 0.902
The award is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
The 29-year old Emery also was the Anaheim Ducks' Masterton candidate a year ago after returning to the NHL and leading them into the playoffs following a long and arduous comeback from a career-threatening hip injury condition called avascular necrosis. Blood flow was cut off to the head of his femur, leading to degeneration of the joint. It's the same injury that ended the career of two-sport star Bo Jackson.