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2018 NHL Awards winners

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Welcome to the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu. Thirteen awards were handed out at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, including the Hart Trophy for NHL MVP, Vezina Trophy for the top goaltender, and Norris Trophy, for the top defenseman.


Complete Results

Ted Lindsay Award: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers

Norris Trophy: Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning

King Clancy Trophy: Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks

Calder Trophy: Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders

Lady Byng Trophy: William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights

Masterton Award: Brian Boyle, New Jersey Devils

Selke Trophy: Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

Jack Adams Award: Gerard Gallant, Vegas Golden Knights

Messier Leadership Award: Deryk Engelland, Vegas Golden Knights

Vezina Trophy: Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

General Manager of the Year: George McPhee, Vegas Golden Knights

Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award: Darcy Haugan, Humboldt Broncos coach

Hart Trophy: Taylor Hall, New Jersey Devils

Video: Stars take over Vegas for 2018 NHL Awards




Hall wins Hart Trophy

An emotional and entertaining night ended with New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall winning the Hart Trophy, given to the League's most valuable player. 

This is Hall's first Hart Trophy and his first selection as a finalist. He is the first Devils player to win this award. Hall's 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) were 13 more than his previous career high. He also had a career best 37 points on the power play.

Following the presentation of the Hart, all players and Vegas first responders gathered on stage for a photo.

Video: Taylor Hall is presented the Hart Memorial Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: New Jersey���s @hallsy09 received 72 first-place tallies and garnered 1,264 voting points to edge Nathan MacKinnon, the top choice of 60 voters, by 70 points. #NHLAwards


Haugan wins O'Ree Community Hero Award

In unquestionably the most emotional moment of the night, Humboldt Broncos coach Darcy Haugan won the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award, which recognizes the the commitment of those improving lives and strengthening communities through hockey.

Haugan was one of 16 people killed when the Broncos bus crashed while on its way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game.

Members of the team took the stage following a video about the crash and the response of the hockey world to it. Haugan's wife, Christina, accepted the award for Darcy. 

A video honoring those killed in the crash was shown after Christina accepted the award.

Video: Humboldt Broncos honored at NHL Awards


McPhee named General Manager of the Year

The Vegas Golden Knights won their fourth award of the night with George McPhee being named General Manager of the Year. Vegas coach Gerard Gallant (Jack Adams), forward William Karlsson (Lady Byng) and Deryk Engelland (Messier Leadership) also won awards Wednesday.

This is McPhee's first NHL award. He was a finalist for GM of the Year in 2009-10 after he helped the Washington Capitals win the Presidents' Trophy.

Video: George McPhee wins NHL General Manager of the Year

Tweet from @PR_NHL: An incredible inaugural season and an honor well earned. #NHLAwards


Rinne wins Vezina Trophy

The fourth time was a charm for Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, who won the Vezina Trophy, which is awarded to the top goaltender in the NHL. Rinne finished second for the Vezina in 2011-12 and 2014-15, and third in 2011-12.

Rinne was third in the NHL with 42 wins behind the other finalists: Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning (44 each). Rinne had an NHL career best 11-game winning streak from Feb. 19-March 19, helping the Predators win their first Presidents' Trophy.

Video: Pekka Rinne is presented the Vezina Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Pekka Rinne won the Vezina Trophy for the first time in his career and is the first in @PredsNHL history to capture the award. #NHLAwards


Engelland wins Messier Leadership Award 

Make that three award winners for the Vegas Golden Knights. Forward Deryk Engelland won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is given to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season and plays a role in his community growing the game of hockey.

Video: Vegas heroes and survivors recognized at NHL Awards

Engelland, a Las Vegas resident, is a fixture in the city's community and played a leading role in the team's countless efforts in the wake of the mass shooting of Oct. 1. He also has a five-year relationship with local firefighters that has raised more than $40,000 for children who cannot afford to play hockey.

Engelland joins Vegas coach Gerard Gallant (Jack Adams) and forward William Karlsson (Lady Byng) as the other Golden Knights award winners on Wednesday.

Video: Deryk Engelland wins Mark Messier Leadership Award


Galllant wins Jack Adams Award

The incredible inaugural season of the Vegas Golden Knights, which saw them win the Pacific Division and reach the Stanley Cup Final, was highlighted when Gerard Gallant won the Jack Adams Award as the League's best coach. First responders to the mass shooting on the Strip on Oct. 1 were on the stage to help present the award, as was UNLV assistant hockey coach Nick Robone, who was injured in the shooting.

This is Gallant's first Adams Award. He was a finalist in 2015-16 while with the Florida Panthers. Eleven Golden Knights players had NHL career highs in points for Vegas. He is the first coach to lead a modern-era expansion team from any of the four North American professional sports leagues to a division title. 

It was the second award won by the Golden Knights; William Karlsson won the Lady Byng Trophy earlier Wednesday.

Video: Gerard Gallant is presented the Jack Adams Award

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Gerard Gallant was the clear leader among Jack Adams Award finalists with 102 first-place votes. #NHLAwards


Kopitar wins Selke Trophy

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar was awarded the Selke Trophy, given to the best defensive forward in the NHL.

This is Kopitar's second Selke Award and the fourth time he has been a finalist in the past five seasons. Kopitar led forwards in total ice time this season. He was third in the NHL in total face-offs (1,816) and face-off wins (983), career highs for him in each category.

Video: Anze Kopitar presented with Selke Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Anze Kopitar garnered 1,152 voting points, including 70 first-place votes, to edge second-place Sean Couturier by 176 points. #NHLAwards


Subban gets cover of EA Sports NHL19

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban received the ultimate video game honor Wednesday, getting the cover of EA Sports NHL19, which will be available Sept. 14. The game will return to the roots of hockey with outdoor rinks, more than 200 playable hockey legends, and cutting-edge new game play technology.

Tweet from @EASPORTSNHL: The face of #NHL19. Welcome to the fam @PKSubban1!


Boyle wins Masterton

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia during training camp, was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, presented to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. 

Boyle, who got emotional during his speech, returned to the New Jersey lineup Nov. 1 and scored 10 goals in his first 25 games and represented the Devils at the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game.

Video: Brian Boyle presented with Bill Masterton Trophy


Karlsson wins Lady Byng

The Vegas Golden Knights have their first NHL award winner. Forward William Karlsson won the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded to the player to best combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability.

Karlsson, 25, is the first player to win an end-of-season trophy for a team in its inaugural NHL season since Wayne Gretzky won the Hart and Lady Byng for the Edmonton Oilers in 1979-80. Karlsson's 12 penalty minutes were the fewest among the League's top 40 scorers. He finished third in the NHL with 43 goals and led the League with a plus-49 rating in 82 games.

Video: William Karlsson is awarded the Lady Byng Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Karlsson was named on 126 of the 164 ballots to become the first player to win an end-of-season trophy for a team in its inaugural campaign since 1979-80 (Wayne Gretzky w/ EDM). #NHLAwards


Barzal wins Calder Trophy

The night took an emotional turn when Roberto Luongo and Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers helped honor the shooting victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Members of the school's boys ice hockey team took the stage to thank the NHL and the Panthers for their support and help hand out the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie.

Tweet from @NHL: A warm, warm welcome to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School team. #NHLAwards

The winner was New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal, who led rookies with 85 points (22 goals, 63 assists). He's the seventh rookie in NHL history with at least 20 goals and 60 assists in one season, the first since Sidney Crosby with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005-06. He is the fifth player in Islanders history to win the Calder and first since defenseman Bryan Berard in 1996-97.

Video: Mathew Barzal presented with Calder Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Islanders rookie @Barzal_97 was a near-unanimous selection for the Calder Trophy, receiving 160 of 164 first-place votes. #NHLAwards


Sedins win King Clancy Trophy 

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin won the King Clancy Trophy, which goes to the player or players who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and have made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in their community.

Selected No. 2 and No. 3 in the 1999 NHL Draft, the twins are the only sibling duo in NHL history to each record 1,000 career points. Henrik is the Canucks' all-time leader in games played, assists and points; Daniel is atop their goals list.

Video: Daniel and Henrik Sedin win the King Clancy Trophy


Hedman wins Norris Trophy

Victor Hedman became the first member of the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the Norris Trophy, which is awarded to the top defenseman in the NHL. 

He is the third Sweden-born player to win the Norris, joining Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. Hedman had 63 points in 2017-18, making him the first Lightning defenseman to score 60 or more points in multiple seasons.

Video: Victor Hedman is awarded the Norris Trophy

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Hedman shared first place among NHL defensemen with a career-high 17 goals and received nearly twice as many first-place votes as his closest competitor. #NHLAwards


McDavid wins Lindsay award 

After a Vegas-style opening that saw magician Darcy Oake turn NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman into a young boy, the first award has been handed out. Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers has won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by members of the NHL Players' Association.

This is the second-straight Ted Lindsay Award for McDavid. He is first player to win the Lindsay Award twice before turning 22. He is the third Edmonton Oilers player to win award, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.

Video: Connor McDavid wins the Ted Lindsay Award


8 p.m. ET

It's just about showtime and the biggest star of the hockey season is in the house. The Stanley Cup made an appearance on the red carpet with Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and forward Nicklas Backstrom.  

Ovechkin and Backstrom are not finalists for any awards, but that doesn't seem to be bothering them


7 p.m. ET

We're about an hour away from the start of the show. There was plenty of action on the red carpet, with the finalists, celebrities, the "On the Bench" guys and members of the Humboldt Broncos in the spotlight.

Tweet from @NHL: It's red carpet time at the #NHLAwards!

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