Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins won the General Manager of the Year award at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Rutherford, who has been Penguins GM for the past two seasons, made several key moves this season, including trading for defenseman Trevor Daley and forwards Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Carl Hagelin, signing forwards Matt Cullen and Eric Fehr, and firing coach Mike Johnston in December and replacing him with Mike Sullivan.
The Penguins went 33-16-5 under Sullivan and finished in second place in the Metropolitan Division before going on to win the Stanley Cup.
Brian MacLellan of the Washington Capitals and Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars were the other finalists.
2015-2016 NHL General Manager of the Year Award Voting // Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd)
1. Jim Rutherford, PIT 90 (10-12-4)
2. Brian MacLellan, WSH 56 (6-7-5)
3. Jim Nill, DAL 55 (7-3-11)
4. Dale Tallon, FLA 50 (7-3-6)
5. Doug Armstrong, STL 39 (4-5-4)
6. Doug Wilson, SJS 38 (3-7-2)
7. Steve Yzerman, TBL 17 (2-1-4)
8. Stan Bowman, CHI 10 (1-1-2)
9. Ron Hextall, PHI 3 (0-1-0)
10. Don Maloney, ARI 1 (0-0-1)
Bob Murray, ANA 1 (0-0-1)