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Devils win Lottery, first selection in 2017 NHL Draft

Flyers land 2nd, Stars 3rd; Vegas Golden Knights own 6th overall pick for club's first-ever NHL Draft

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

TORONTO -- The New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars own the first, second and third overall drafting positions, respectively, for the First Round of the 2017 NHL Draft as a result of the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery Drawing tonight in Toronto.

Participants in the Draft Lottery included the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who begin play in the 2017-18 season, and all Clubs that did not qualify for this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, named Kraft Hockeyville USA winner

Community will host preseason game between Penguins, Blues, receive $150,000 in arena upgrades

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO -- Kraft Heinz is excited to announce The Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania is the winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017. After weeks of online voting, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania demonstrated unrivaled enthusiasm and pride, and proved they are the most passionate hockey community in America. The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA contest, now in its third year of partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is awarding $150,000 in arena upgrades to The Rostraver Ice Garden and the opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and St. Louis Blues® televised live on NBCSN. 

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Start times for Stanley Cup Games on May 5

Schedule update for Western Conference Second Round series

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League today announced the following updates to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round schedule:

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Mark Giordano of Flames among Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

Calgary defenseman, who won honor last year, joined by Nick Foligno of Blue Jackets, Ryan Getzlaf of Ducks

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno , Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, which is presented "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season," the National Hockey League announced today.

Mark Messier solicits suggestions from club and League personnel as well as NHL fans to compile a list of potential candidates for the award. However, the selection of the three finalists and ultimate winner is Messier's alone.

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John Tortorella up for second Jack Adams Award

2004 winner, now with Blue Jackets, joins Mike Babcock of Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of Oilers as finalists for NHL's top coach

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- Mike Babcock of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Todd McLellan of the Edmonton Oilers and John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Jack Adams Award, presented to the head coach who has "contributed the most to his team's success," the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association submitted ballots for the Jack Adams Award at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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NHL Draft Lottery to be held Saturday in Toronto

Order of selection for top 15 picks in first round to be determined

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK/TORONTO - The 2017 NHL Draft Lottery, which will determine the order of selection for the first 15 picks in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft, will be held on Saturday, April 29, in Toronto. The results of the NHL Draft Lottery will be announced shortly after 8 p.m. ET, during live coverage of the event on NBC, Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports. Coverage on Sportsnet and CBC begins at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Travis Hamonic, Wayne Simmonds finalists for NHL Foundation Player Award

Islanders defenseman, Flyers forward nominated

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community," the National Hockey League announced today.

NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award, with the finalists selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year's recipient.

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NHL corporate partners leveraging playoff excitement

Using branded products, hockey-themed TV sports, digital ad campaigns to engage fans in new way

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK / TORONTO - National Hockey League (NHL) corporate partners are leveraging the 2017 Stanley Cup® Playoffs - the most exciting postseason in professional sports - to introduce new TV creative, digital and social media campaigns, and in-store and on premise POS that showcase new product offerings and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to hockey fans in the U.S. and Canada. The result is Stanley Cup® branding across a broader myriad of channels, engaging millions of hockey fans in more ways than ever before.

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Craig Anderson of Senators named Masterton finalist

Ottawa goalie, Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano, Hurricanes center Derek Ryan up for NHL perseverance award

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- Goaltender Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators, left wing Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks and center Derek Ryan of the Carolina Hurricanes are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey," the National Hockey League announced today.

The local chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) submitted nominations for the Masterton Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season and the top three vote-getters were designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Johnny Gaudreau of Flames among Lady Byng finalists

Wild center Mikael Granlund, Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko also nominated for award given to NHL's most gentlemanly player

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau , Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund and St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 21, during the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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