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Masterton Trophy

Masterton Trophy nominations announced

Lehner, Thornton among those up for award for perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication

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The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to ice hockey.

A player from each team is nominated by the local chapter. Those nominations are being revealed Thursday. The list will be narrowed to three finalists and a winner will be named at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas in June.

Below is a list of the nominees:

Anaheim Ducks: Patrick Eaves, F

Arizona Coyotes: Michael Grabner, F

Boston Bruins: Zdeno Chara, D

Buffalo Sabres: Jason Pominville, F

Calgary Flames: Mark Giordano, D

Carolina Hurricanes: Curtis McElhinney, G

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford, G

Colorado Avalanche: Carl Soderberg, D

Columbus Blue Jackets: Nick Foligno, F

Dallas Stars: Taylor Fedun, D

Detroit Red Wings: Niklas Kronwall, D

Edmonton Oilers: Andrej Sekera, D

Florida Panthers: Derek MacKenzie, F

Los Angeles Kings: Jack Campbell, G

Minnesota Wild: Ryan Suter, D

Montreal Canadiens: Andrew Shaw, F

Nashville Predators: Rocco Grimaldi, F

New Jersey Devils: Cory Schneider, G

New York Islanders: Robin Lehner, G

New York Rangers: Brendan Smith, D

Ottawa Senators: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, F

Philadelphia Flyers: Brian Elliott, G

Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Cullen, F

St. Louis Blues: Jay Bouwmeester, D

San Jose Sharks: Joe Thornton, F

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ryan Callahan, F

Toronto Maple Leafs: Tyler Ennis, F

Vancouver Canucks: Jacob Markstrom, G

Vegas Golden Knights: Ryan Carpenter, F

Washington Capitals: Brooks Orpik, D

Winnipeg Jets: Dmitry Kulikov, D

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