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NHL Fan Choice Award winners

More than 500,000 total votes counted

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Please put your thumbs together and lock in the most hilarious congratulations emojis for the winners of the 2018 NHL Fan Choice Awards!   

With more than 500,000 total votes counted, here they are: the 10 most outstanding NHL players and team posts from the 2017-18 season, with feeds full of the most follow-worthy photos, videos, and adorable pups. (You can see all of the nominated and winning posts at NHL.com/FanChoiceAwards.)

Don't forget to follow your favorite players and the @NHL TwitterFacebook and Instagram so you're ready for next year's Fan Choice Awards!

 

Top Player Tweet

To the player who dug deep and gave 110% to this post.

1. Ryan Reaves plays the joker and the Jokester

2. Marc-Edouard Vlasic's pawsome birthday

3. Jordan Eberle replies to his biggest fan: Mat Barzal

4. Taylor Hall shoots his shot - WINNER

 

Top Player Instagram

To the player whose Gram is one of the social highlights of the season.

1. Phil Kessel celebrates with hot dogs

2. Erik Karlsson is Princess Leia for Halloween - WINNER

3. Artemi Panarin's pup plays defense

4. P.K. Subban's family selfie

 

GIF of the Year

To the player who took this GIF one frame at a time

1. Dustin Byfuglien applauds the call

2. Auston Matthews rules it a good goal

3. Brett Connolly denies Evgeny Kuznetsov  - WINNERS

4. David Pastrnak and Torey Krug's spinning warm-up 

 

Best Chirper 

To the social agitator who's always looking to stir the pot.

1. Roberto Luongo

2. Matthew Tkachuk

3. Andrew Shaw

4. Brad Marchand  - WINNER

 

Top Team Video

To the team that created a video worthy of multiple instant replays.

1. Minnesota Wild: Heroic Hockey Fights Cancer video

2. Anaheim Ducks: Kevin Bieksa goes undercover  - WINNER

3. Arizona Coyotes: The Bachelor Report

4. Colorado Avalanche: Learning Swedish

 

Best Bromance

To the teammates whose chemistry extends far beyond the rink.

1. Joe Thornton and Brent Burns  - WINNERS

2. Matt Martin and Mitch Marner 

3. Sam Reinhart and Jack Eichel

4. Jimmy Vesey, Brady Skjei and Kevin Hayes

 

Best Dressed

To the dreamboat for whom the heart-eyes-emoji doesn't do justice.

1. Tyler Seguin

2. James Neal

3. Noah Hanifin

4. Brock Boeser

 

Best Dog

To the man with the most deserving man's best friend.

1. Penelope, Evander Kane's Chichuahua

2. Doug and Dozer, Ryan Johansen's bulldogs

3. Harvey and Charlie, Claude Giroux's labradoodles  - WINNERS

4. Gustl, Anze Kopitar's goldendoodle

 

Best Goalie Mask

To the trendsetting tendy with the best paint job between the pipes.

1. Jake Allen

2. Cam Talbot

3. Corey Crawford

4. Andrei Vasilevskiy  - WINNER

 

Best Hockey Smile

To the player who might send the tooth fairy into bankruptcy.

1. Brent Burns  - WINNER

2. Drew Doughty

3. Jason Demers

4. Tyler Bertuzzi

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