NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that tickets to the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ at T-Mobile Arena will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 3.
Tickets to the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ on June 21 will be available for purchase beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, May 3. This opportunity is available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
In April, the NHL announced the 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ will take place on Wednesday, June 21 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The all-in-one event will be broadcast live in the United States on NBCSN and in Canada on Sportsnet at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The 2017 NHL Awards™ and NHL Expansion Draft™ will celebrate the League's top talent from the 2016-17 season and reveal the initial roster of the League's 31st team, the Vegas Golden Knights™, providing the home fans - and national viewing audience - the opportunity to learn the initial composition of the team's roster.
The 2017 NHL Awards™ will again honor the top individual regular-season performances in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy). The Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded.
The 2016-17 National Hockey League regular season concluded with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid capturing his first career Art Ross Trophy as the League's scoring champion, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby claiming his second career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals winning his first career William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltender who plays at least 25 games for the club allowing the fewest goals.
A full line up of presenters and entertainment as well as official fan travel and hospitality packages through PrimeSport will be announced at a future date. In addition, fans can tweet about the event using the official hashtag #NHLAwards.
2017 NHL Awards™ Finalists as of May 1 are listed below:
Calder Trophy (top rookie)
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs
Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets
Jack Adams Award (top head coach)
Mike Babcock, Toronto Maple Leafs
Todd McLellan, Edmonton Oilers
John Tortorella, Columbus Blue Jackets
Hart Trophy (most valuable player to his team)
Scheduled to be announced on Monday, May 1 by NBC Sports in the United States and Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada during pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Lady Byng Trophy (player best combining sportsmanship and ability)
Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild
Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award
Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks
Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames
Masterton Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey)
Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators
Andrew Cogliano, Anaheim Ducks
Derek Ryan, Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Foundation Player Award (community service)
Travis Hamonic, New York Islanders
Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers
Norris Trophy (top defenseman)
Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Selke Trophy (forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game)
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the Players)
Scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, May 2 by NBC Sports in the United States and Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada during pregame programming for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens