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2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards voting opens

Balloting begins for best photos, videos, GIFs shared by teams, players on social media

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced that voting is now open for the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards™. The NHL Fan Choice Awards™, created in 2018, gives fans the opportunity to engage with and vote on the best photos, videos and GIFs shared by teams, players and fans from July 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020 on social media. Sixty-three NHL players and all 31 NHL teams are featured in videos and graphics across the 20 categories.

New this year is former NHL player Paul Bissonnette acting as host, where he'll discuss nominees and interview players across social media, and five new categories - Best Tik Tok, Funniest Player, Fan of the Year, Best NHL Building and Best Mascot that now includes all 29 NHL mascots.

"With new categories and a new host, we're excited to give our passionate fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite NHL moments across social media," said Heidi Browning, NHL EVP & Chief Marketing Officer. "The 2020 Fan Choice Awards showcase our players' personalities and provides a unique look at their lives, on and off the ice. Our fans are enthusiastic about the teams and players they root for and the NHL Fan Choice Awards allows us to continue engaging them in entertaining ways."

Fans can vote across all 20 categories through June 1, 2020 at https://www.nhl.com/fans/nhl-fan-choice-awards/ and share their selections across their social platforms with the official hashtag #NHLFanChoice. Fans can also go to https://www.nhl.com/fans/nhl-fan-choice-awards/ to watch a teaser video of the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards ™.

The winners of the 20 categories will be announced on June 3, 2020 at https://www.nhl.com/fans/nhl-fan-choice-awards/ and celebrated in social media posts across NHL social media platforms.

 

2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards Categories and Nominees

GIF of the Year
Ryan Miller's Reaction
Expressive Mark Stone
Gabriel Landeskog's Video Bomb
Surprise Ovi

Top Team Video
Alex Letang
Mite of the Nite
As Fast as Her
Boyd Petry

Best Bromance
Artemi Panarin & Sergei Bobrovsky
Jakub Vrana & T.J. Oshie
Colin White & Thomas Chabot
Andrei Svechnikov & Dougie Hamilton

Best Dressed
Auston Matthews
David Pastrnak
Jack Eichel
Mark Scheifele

Best Dog
Butter Pig (Lawson Crouse)
Tornade (Samuel Girard)
Aspen (Tyler Bertuzzi)
Lenard (Connor McDavid)

Best Feel-Good Moment
Leighton Accardo's Puck Drop
David Ayers EBUG
Bobby Ryan's Comeback
Louie and Jake DeBrusk's Interview

Best Halloween Costume
Jordan Eberle's Tooth Fairy
Canucks as "Shrek"
O'Reilly & Perron as Each Other
Frederik Andersen's Ed Sheeran

Best Mascot
Anaheim: Wild Wing™   
Arizona: Howler™
Boston: Blades™
Buffalo: Sabretooth™
Calgary: Harvey™
Carolina: Stormy™
Chicago: Tommy Hawk™
Colorado: Bernie™
Columbus: Stinger™
Dallas: Victor E. Green™
Edmonton: Hunter™
Florida: Stanley C. Panther™
Los Angeles: Bailey™
Minnesota: Nordy™
Montreal: Youppi!®
Nashville: Gnash™
New Jersey: NJ Devil™l
NY Islanders: Sparky™
Ottawa: Spartacat™
Philadelphia: Gritty™
Pittsburgh: Iceburgh™
San Jose: Sharkie™
St. Louis: Louie™
Tampa Bay: Thunderbug™
Toronto: Carlton™
Vancouver: Fin™
Vegas: Chance™
Washington: Slapshot™
Winnipeg: Moose™

Best Beard
Ian Cole
Jordie Benn
David Savard
Jakub Voracek

Best Cellys
Artemi Panarin
Jack Eichel
The Surge - Year 2
Nick Foligno & Elvis Merzlikins

Best Follow
Max Domi
Auston Matthews
Connor Carrick
Robin Lehner

Best Team Dog
Arizona: Luna
Minnesota: Breezer
Montreal: Flambo
Nashville: Smash
NY Islanders: Tori
San Jose: Finn
St. Louis: Barclay
Tampa Bay: Bolt
Washington: Captain

Goal of the Year
Andrei Svechnikov
Matthew Tkachuk
Connor McDavid
Pekka Rinne

Save of the Year
Marc-Andre Fleury
Tuukka Rask
Jonathan Quick
John Gibson

Best Pregame Ritual
T.J. Oshie
Ryan O'Reilly
Victor Hedman
Alex DeBrincat & Jonathan Toews

Best Building
Anaheim Ducks
Arizona Coyotes
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Vegas Golden Knights
Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets

Fan of the Year
Kaden's Stickhandling
Pavel Barber's Shootout Move
Nasher's Fried Egg
Zac Bell's Trick Shots

Best Hockey Smile
Erik Johnson
Travis Hamonic
Zack Kassian
John Klingberg

Best TikTok
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
New Jersey Devils
Detroit Red Wings

Funniest Player
Keith Yandle
Kevin Hayes
Ryan Reaves

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