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Belfour, Mogilny Among Award Nominees

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
NEW YORK (April 30, 2003) -- The winners will be announced Thursday, June 12 during the 2003 NHL Awards Television Special in Toronto. The Awards show will be broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC and in the United States on ESPN2 from 8 - 9:30 p.m., ET.

All voting is conducted at the conclusion of the regular season. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association votes for five trophies (Hart, Norris, Selke, Calder and Lady Byng), the NHL Broadcasters' Association selects the Jack Adams Award and NHL General Managers vote for the Vezina Trophy.

The results are tabulated by the accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Following are the finalists for each trophy, in alphabetical order:


The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is awarded annually "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

ALEXANDER MOGILNY - Right Wing, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • A first-time Lady Byng finalist
  • Led the Maple Leafs and finished 15th in the NHL in scoring with 79 points (33 goals, 46 assists)
  • Also led his club in assists, game-winning goals (nine) and shorthanded goals (three, tie)
  • Appeared in 73 games, received 12 minutes in penalties

    NICKLAS LIDSTROM - Defense, Detroit Red Wings

  • A Lady Byng finalist for the fifth consecutive year; finished second from 1999 through 2001, third last year
  • One of two defensemen in 20 years to be voted a Lady Byng finalist (Brian Leetch third in 1992)
  • Finished third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 62 points (18-44-62)
  • Appeared in all 82 games, assessed 38 minutes in penalties

    MIKE MODANO - Center, Dallas Stars

  • A first-time Lady Byng finalist
  • Tied for fourth in the NHL in assists (57), tied for sixth in plus/minus (+34) and 11th in points (85)
  • Reached the 600-assist, 1,000-game and 1,000-point NHL Milestones this season
  • Appeared in 79 games, assessed 30 minutes in penalties


    The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," as voted by League General Managers.

    ED BELFOUR - Toronto Maple Leafs

  • His first Vezina Trophy nomination since 1995 and fourth overall; won the award in 1991 and 1993, finished second in 1995
  • Posted a 37-20-5 record, 2.26 GAA, .922 save percentage and seven shutouts in 62 games
  • Set a franchise record for wins and became the seventh goaltender in NHL history to reach 400

    MARTIN BRODEUR - New Jersey Devils

  • His fourth nomination as a Vezina finalist; finished second 1997 and 1998, third in 2001
  • Won his third William Jennings Trophy (goaltender on the club allowing the fewest goals, 166)
  • Led all goaltenders in victories (41) and shutouts (nine); was fourth in goals-against average (2.02)
  • Notched his fourth 40-victory season and eighth consecutive 30-victory campaign

    MARTY TURCO - Dallas Stars

  • A Vezina Trophy finalist for the first time
  • Led all NHL goaltenders in goals-against average (1.72) and save percentage (.932) and tied for fifth in shutouts (seven); compiled a 31-10-10 record in 55 games
  • Posted a franchise-record 16-game unbeaten streak (12-0-4) from Dec. 29-Mar. 25

    For a complete listing of NHL award nominees go to
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