NEW YORK (July 17, 2020) - Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the three finalists for the 2019-20 Vezina Trophy, awarded "to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced today.
NHL general managers submitted ballots for the Vezina Trophy after the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be revealed during the Conference Finals, with the exact date, format and time to be determined.
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Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Highlighted by a 21-game point streak (19-0-2) over a two-month period, Vasilevskiy posted an NHL-best 35 wins (35-14-3, 2.56 GAA, .917 SV%), marking the third consecutive season he has led or tied for the League lead in the category. He won 21 of his last 27 starts (21-5-1) from Dec. 23 through the pause in play on March 11, helping the Lightning jump from the ninth-best points percentage in the Eastern Conference (.559, 17-13-4) to second-best (.657, 43-21-6). That run included a personal 10-game winning streak at AMALIE Arena from Dec. 23 - Feb. 15 (1.89 GAA, .937 SV%), becoming the first goaltender in franchise history to post a double-digit home win streak. Overall, Vasilevskiy ranked third in starts (t-52), minutes (3,121:54), shots faced (1,605) and saves (1,472).The Tyumen, Russia, native, who celebrates his 26th birthday on July 25, is the reigning Vezina Trophy winner and a finalist for the third consecutive season (3rd in 2017-18).