BOSTON, MA – The Bruins announced their regular season award winners before the Bruins/Maple Leafs game on Saturday, April 4. Milan Lucic was named the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination, chosen by the “Gallery Gods”); Tuukka Rask was named the winner of the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy (outstanding performance during home games, determined by the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association); Dougie Hamilton was selected for the John P. Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions, chosen by John Bucyk); and Patrice Bergeron (First Star), Tuukka Rask (Second Star) and Brad Marchand (Third Star) were named the Bruins Three Stars (top performers at home over the course of the season, chosen by 98.5 The Sports Hub).
Eddie Shore Award:
Bruins winger Milan Lucic has been selected by the “Gallery Gods” as the Eddie Shore Award winner for demonstrating exceptional hustle and determination throughout the 2014-15 season. Lucic entered Saturday tied for third on the team in points (44), fourth in goals (18), fifth in assists (26) and his plus-16 rating ranks second on the team. Lucic is second on the team in penalty minutes with 79 while his 247 hits are tied for eighth in the NHL.
Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy:
Goaltender Tuukka Rask has been selected as the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy recipient for his outstanding performance during Bruins home games this season. Rask compiled a record of 21-8-6 in 35 home games with a home GAA of 2.03 and save percentage of .930 with two shutouts.
John P. Bucyk Award:
Dougie Hamilton has been an active participant in the Boston Bruins off-ice charitable events throughout the course of the 2014-15 campaign. Hamilton used many of his rare off days to make a difference in the Greater Boston area, which included visits to Boston Children’s Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Perkins School for the Blind and participating in the Bruins Annual “Cuts for a Cause” and Bruins Holiday Toy Delivery. A notable community endeavor Hamilton participated in this year was dressing up as ‘Princess Elsa’ from the popular Disney movie Frozen for Halloween and visiting patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. Along with the trophy Hamilton receives $1,000 to donate to the charity of his choice, the donation comes from the Boston Bruins Alumni Foundation. Hamilton chose the Childhood Glaucoma Foundation as his recipient.
Bruins Three Stars:
First Star Patrice Bergeron tallied nine goals (fourth on team) and 17 assists (second on team) for 26 points (fourth on team) in 37 games on home ice. The B’s Second Star, Tuukka Rask, compiled a record of 21-8-6 in 35 home games with a home GAA of 2.03 and save percentage of .930. Third Star Brad Marchand led the team in goals on home ice with 14 goals.
Boston Bruins Foundation and Professional Hockey Writers Association Donation:
The Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Chapter of the PHWA partnered on a program to raise money for local charities by asking the working media who cover Bruins home games to make a small donation when dining in the Will McDonough Press Room prior to games. Through the program, those members of the media who dined in the Press Room were asked to make an $8.00 donation, 100 percent of which went to the Boston Bruins Foundation. This year, the Boston Bruins Foundation and the PHWA will be donating $23,000 to the Liam Fitzgerald #BumpOutCancer Campaign.
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