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VGK Announce Plans For End Of Season Awards Presented By T-Bird Jewels

Three total awards will be given to the winning players, including a Vegas Golden Knights First Star Award, Vegas Strong Service Award, and the Seventh Player Award

by Vegas Golden Knights @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

VEGAS (April 15, 2021) - The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, April 15, that the team will host their annual regular season awards ceremony following the final home game of the regular season on Monday, May 10 when the Golden Knights play the St. Louis Blues at 7 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena. The awards ceremony is presented by T-Bird Jewels, with the winners receiving a special commemorative watch.

Three total awards will be given to the winning players, including a Vegas Golden Knights First Star Award as determined by 'stars of the game' voting at home games; Vegas Strong Service Award for the player most involved in serving and giving back to the Vegas community; and Seventh Player Award for the player who most exceeded expectations on the ice.

Fans are invited to participate in selecting a winner for the Seventh Player Award through an online poll at www.nhl.com/goldenknights/fans/seventh-player. Nicolas Hague , Keegan Kolesar , Alec Martinez and Tomas Nosek are the four nominees up for the award. Voting will end on April 22.

In his second season with the Golden Knights, Nicolas Hague has settled into his role as a NHL defenseman as he's posted 14 points (5 G, 9 A) through 38 games at the time of this release. Hague's +12 rating now ranks third among Vegas defensemen and his 69 hits currently rank fourth on the team.

In his rookie campaign, Keegan Kolesar has found his footing as he's put up 10 points (2 G, 8 A) for Vegas as of this release. Kolesar currently ranks third on the team with 82 hits as he continues to work on his 200-foot game.

Since being acquired from Los Angeles ahead of the 2020 NHL trade deadline, Alec Martinez has put up strong numbers in the defensive zone while still contributing offensively for the Golden Knights. Through 41 games, Martinez currently has an NHL-best 126 blocked shots along with 23 points (7 G, 16 A). He has also chipped in on the power play where he has accumulated six of his 23 points (2 G, 4 A).

After scoring at least 15 points in the last three seasons, Tomas Nosek has taken a step forward in production levels during the 2020-21 season. In 34 games, Nosek has scored 17 points (8 G, 9 A), has a +7 rating and has chipped in a career-high two game-winning goals.

2019-20 Team Award Winners
First Star - Reilly Smith
Vegas Strong Service Award - Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny
Seventh Player - Chandler Stephenson

2018-2019 Team Award Winners
First Star - Marc-Andre Fleury and Cody Eakin
Vegas Strong Service Award - Deryk Engelland
Seventh Player - Ryan Reaves

2017-2018 Team Award Winners
First Star - William Karlsson
Vegas Strong Service Award - Deryk Engelland
Seventh Player - William Karlsson

Following the awards presentation, the team will participate in a socially distanced "Jerseys Off Our Backs Presented by Homie" event where players will take the ice after the game and present their game-worn jerseys to select fans in the stands at T-Mobile Arena.

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