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Blackhawks, Kings, Capitals have big night at Awards

Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington each get multiple trophies

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane's record-breaking season ended with another historic achievement at the 2016 NHL Awards show at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Wednesday.

Kane became the first American-born player in League history to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. He also took home the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association.

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Patrick Kane first U.S.-born player to win Hart

Blackhawks forward voted NHL's most valuable player

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Kane wins Hart Memorial Trophy

Patrick Kane is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane wins the Hart Memorial Trophy to become the first American-born player voted as the League's MVP

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League's most valuable player at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Kane, who led the NHL with 106 points (46 goals, 60 assists), is the first American-born player to win the Art Ross Trophy as the League's scoring leader and the first American-born player to win the Hart Trophy.

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Drew Doughty wins Norris Trophy

Kings defenseman honored as NHL's best after coming close twice

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Doughty wins Norris Trophy

Drew Doughty is presented the Norris Trophy

Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings is awarded the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman at the 2016 NHL Awards

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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty won his first Norris Trophy as the League's best defenseman at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Doughty, who finished second in voting last season and third in 2009-10, led the League with a 58.89 shot attempts percentage at 5-on-5 and ranked third in average ice time (28:01) for the Kings, who finished in the top five in goals-against for the third straight season. Los Angeles also took 537 more shots than it allowed with Doughty on the ice.

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Braden Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Capitals goaltender tied NHL record with 48 wins

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Holtby wins Vezina Trophy

Braden Holtby is awarded the Vezina Trophy

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby is presented with the Vezina Trophy as the League's top goaltender at the 2016 NHL Awards

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Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals won the Vezina Trophy as the League's top goaltender at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday. 

Holtby tied an NHL record with 48 wins and helped the Capitals win the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the most points (120) during the regular season.

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Artemi Panarin wins Calder Trophy

Blackhawks forward was top rookie scorer with 30 goals, 77 points

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Panarin wins Calder Trophy

Artemi Panarin wins the Calder Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin is awarded the Calder Trophy as the top rookie in the League

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy as the League's top rookie at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Panarin led all rookies with 30 goals, 47 assists and 77 points, which was tied for ninth in the League. Panarin also led rookies in power-play points (24) and game-winning goals (seven), and became the first Blackhawks player to win the Calder Trophy since teammate Patrick Kane in 2008.

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere were the other finalists.

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Barry Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Led Capitals to Presidents' Trophy with 56-18-8 record

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Trotz wins Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz is awarded the Jack Adams Award

Barry Trotz of the Washington Capitals is presented the Jack Adams Award as the League's best coach, guiding his team to the Presidents' Trophy

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Barry Trotz, who guided the Washington Capitals to the Presidents' Trophy this season, won the Jack Adams Award as the League's best coach at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

In Trotz's second season with the Capitals, Washington had a League-leading 120 points and a 56-18-8 record. The Capitals, who set their record for road wins (27), were second in scoring (3.02 goals per game) and second in goals-against per game (2.33).

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Anze Kopitar wins Selke Trophy

New Kings captain voted top defensive forward

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Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar won the Selke Trophy as the League's best defensive forward at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.  

Kopitar, the runner-up for the award in each of the past two seasons, led all NHL forwards in total ice time (1,690:12) and averaged 20:52 per game, including 2:09 shorthanded. He was fifth in the League in faceoffs taken (1,776) and ranked seventh in faceoff wins (950) with a 53.5 percent success rate.

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Patrick Kane wins Ted Lindsay Award

Blackhawks forward receives NHLPA's MVP trophy after 106-point season

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Kane wins Ted Lindsay Award

Patrick Kane is presented the Ted Lindsay Award

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane is presented the Ted Lindsay Award for being the most valuable player as voted by the League's players

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LAS VEGAS -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane won the Ted Lindsay Award at the 2016 NHL Awards at Hard Rock Casino on Wednesday.

The Lindsay Award is given annually to the most valuable player as voted by the League's players.

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Anze Kopitar wins Lady Byng Trophy

New Kings captain honored with sportsmanship award

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Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar won the Lady Byng Trophy at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The award is given to "the player who best exhibits sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." 

Kopitar, who was third in Lady Byng voting last season, had 74 points and a plus-34 rating with 16 penalty minutes. He is the first Kings player to win the award since Wayne Gretzky in 1994. Kopitar was named Los Angeles captain on Thursday.

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Tarasenko wins EA SPORTS NHL 17 cover vote

Blues forward chosen after more than 6 million ballots cast on NHL.com, Twitter

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It will be game on for St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who on Wednesday was named as winner of the fan-selected vote to be featured on the cover of EA SPORTS NHL 17. 

The announcement was made during the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Tarasenko, who had career highs of 40 goals and 74 points for the Blues this season, was the top vote-getter among more than 6 million ballots cast on NHL.com and Twitter. 

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Henrik Sedin wins King Clancy Trophy

Canucks captain honored for leadership on, off ice

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Henrik Sedin wins King Clancy

Henrik Sedin is presented the King Clancy Trophy

Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin is awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for his leadership qualities on and off the ice

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Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given to the player who best demonstrates leadership qualities on and off the ice while also making a humanitarian contribution in his community, at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday. 

Each of the 30 NHL teams selected its nominee from a player vote before the winner was chosen by a panel of judges and hockey broadcasters and writers.

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Shea Weber wins Messier Leadership Award

Predators captain honored for off-ice charity work, on-ice performance

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Weber wins Messier Award

Shea Weber is presented the Messier Leadership Award

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber is awarded the Mark Messier Leadership Award for his charity work as well as his on-ice performance

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Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber won the Mark Messier Leadership Award at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Weber, who has been Nashville's captain since 2010, had at least 20 goals and 50 points for the third time in his NHL career in 2015-16, helping the Predators reach the Western Conference Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Jaromir Jagr wins Masterton Trophy

Panthers forward, 44, wins award for perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication

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Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr won the Masterton Trophy, given to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey" at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Jagr, 44, had 27 goals and led the Panthers with 66 points, helping them to the Atlantic Division title for the first time. He became the oldest player to surpass 60 points in a season and moved to third place on the NHL's all-time points (1,868) and goals (749) lists.

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Mark Giordano wins Foundation Player Award

Flames captain honored for community service

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Giordano wins Foundation Award

Mark Giordano wins the NHL Foundation Player Award

Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is presented the NHL Foundation Player Award for his contributions within the community

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Defenseman Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames won the NHL Foundation Player Award, given for community service, at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.  

The Flames captain created "Team Giordano" two seasons ago, which helps provide resources to low-income schools in Calgary. It has helped schools purchase computers, journals, supplies and hockey floor equipment. Team Giordano has donated more than $200,000 to more than 1,400 students.

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Penguins' Jim Rutherford wins GM of Year Award

Pittsburgh general manager built Stanley Cup champion

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Rutherford wins GM of the Year

Jim Rutherford wins General Manager of the Year

Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins is presented the General Manager of the Year award after his club captured the Stanley Cup

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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.

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Crosby named to First All-Star Team for fourth time

Penguins captain leads list of postseason selections

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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was voted to the First All-Star Team for a fourth time and heads the list of players named Wednesday to the 2015-16 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams.

A two-time honoree on the Second Team, Crosby's six career postseason All-Star Team selections are the most among active centers.

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Capitals goalie Holtby wins Vezina in landslide

Receives 26 of 30 first-place votes from NHL general managers

by Shawn P. Roarke @SRoarke_NHL / NHL.com Director of Editorial

LAS VEGAS -- An unforgettable season for Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby concluded Wednesday with him winning the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie.

"It's pretty special; friends and family are here with me and you get to do something you never know if you will get to do again," Holtby said after the 2016 NHL Awards at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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Norris Trophy win emotional for Doughty, mother

Kings defenseman gets choked up, is grateful for family's support

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

LAS VEGAS -- Drew Doughty had a plan as he walked on stage at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday. He was going to thank his family for the sacrifices that helped him go from London, Ontario, to the Los Angeles Kings and Team Canada. He had won the Stanley Cup and Olympic gold twice each, and now, in his third time as a finalist, he had won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman.

Then he looked into the crowd and found his mother, Connie, and his plan fell apart.

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Brief history of NHL Awards

A look at the root of each trophy to be given out June 22 in Las Vegas, inaugural winners

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

A look at the trophies and awards to be presented at the 2016 NHL Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 22, including four already won, with historical background compiled from the League and the 2005 book "Silverware," written by Andrew Podnieks for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

They are presented here in chronological order, from oldest to newest.

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