An annual award presented to recognize the work of the league’s general managers, voting for this award is conducted among the 30 club general managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.
This award was first presented in 2010 to Phoenix Coyotes GM, Don Maloney.
We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.
— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5