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Big winners at first Habs Fan Vote

Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Max Domi, Carey Price just a few of the Habs to earn top honors from Canadiens faithful

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The fans have spoken, the ballots have been cast, and the results are in. Here's a look at the results of our Fan Vote for 2018-19.

Rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi handily - pardon the pun - took the Best Hands category, beating out Tomas Tatar and Paul Byron with his dazzling spin move at the Canadiens Skills Competition presented by RONA with more than 50% of the vote.

Video: Kotkaniemi pulls off spin move at Skills Competition

Fans also judged KK's budding friendship with sophomore defenseman Victor Mete as the mintiest on the team, although the B.C. duo of Carey Price and Shea Weber were just five percentage points back of the young stars.

Boys with little Andy👨

A post shared by jesperi kotkaniemi (@jesperikotkaniemi) on

Jordie Benn's beard was named top follicular performance of the season, beating out Jonathan Drouin's new 'do and Weber for Best Flow/Facial Hair.

In the Favorite HabsTV Video category, fans may have liked riding around with Mete and Kotkaniemi, but the tour Phillip Danault gave of the Canadiens plane took top honors with over 40% of ballots.

Video: Phillip Danault gives a tour of the Habs plane

Price, Danault, and Brendan Gallagher may have been on top of their game in the social media sphere, but it was Max Domi who took the cake for Best Social Media Presence.

Domi gave Price a run for his money in the Best Product category, but the Habs netminder's limited-edition 315 wins poster was the favorite among Canadiens faithful.

Tweet from @TricoloreSports: Congratulations Carey!We have some limited edition items to mark his 315th win.- A legends poster of Price, Plante and Roy- A silver puck- A collector's puck...and much more--> https://t.co/FlHG0JTgvr pic.twitter.com/ql43jpQelt

Price's heart-warming moment with young fan Anderson in Toronto was far and away the top choice for Feel-good Moment of the Year.

With a little help from Domi's friend Mark Wahlberg, Tatar obliterated the competition for Best Nickname with his "Tuna" monicker.

With an endorsement from Alex Ovechkin, Price's save against the Capitals superstar late in the game back in November was named Save of the Season.

Video: WSH@MTL: Price makes incredible desperation save

To finish things off, fans selected the Canadiens' 6-4 win over the Caps on November 1 as the Game of the Year.

Video: Kotkaniemi, Domi lead Habs' comeback in 6-4 win

Fans who participated got the chance to win some sweet prizes, including tickets to Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs and the jersey off the back of a player following the game.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Congratulations to Martin Couture, who won the grand prize in our Fan appreciation Week Fan Vote: two tickets for tomorrow's game and the jersey off a player's back after the final buzzer! Thanks to everyone who voted!#GoHabsGo https://t.co/sh19g5HFsx

Thanks to everyone who cast a ballot!

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