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2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards

NHL Fan Choice Awards are back!

Vote for your favorite players in the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards. Players post. Fans decide. Voting runs from May 11-June 1 at

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The third annual NHL Fan Choice Awards opens voting today with 20 categories on the ballot.

Fans will have the opportunity to weigh in on their favorite buildings, mascots, moments of the season and much more, with all 31 teams represented as nominees. This year, for the first time, the results will be announced June 3 and hosted by former NHL player Paul Bissonnette.

Bissonnette will interview players and discuss the nominees during the event, which will be featured on NHL social media channels.

There are five new categories: Best Tik Tok, Funniest Player, Fan of the Year, Best NHL Building, and Best Mascot, which includes all 29 NHL mascots.

Fans can cast their votes at awards until June 1 and are encouraged to share their selections on social media using the hashtag #NHLFanChoice.

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 and Sergei Bobrovsky
Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie
Colin White and Thomas Chabot
Andrei Svechnikov and 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"
Ryan O'Reilly and David 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
NY Islanders: Sparky
Ottawa: Spartacat
Philadelphia: Gritty
Pittsburgh: Iceburgh
San Jose: SJ 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 and 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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