Jim Rutherford wins GM of the year
Jaromir Jagr bests Pascal Dupuis for Masterton Trophy
(they don't release voting for this award, so here's a picture of dapper Duper, Sid and friend)
Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 22, 2016
Vladimir Tarasenko on the NHL17 cover
Tarasenko is your NHL 17 cover boy pic.twitter.com/66e8DcL3Ba— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) June 23, 2016
Drew Doughty wins Norris, Letang finishes 4th
Duncan Keith finished 11th in the voting. Brent Seabrook got one fifth-place vote. pic.twitter.com/VnYLMBIKjp— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 23, 2016
Not a bad finish for Letang, would have been nice to see him as a finalist. Doughty winning is a head-scratcher.
Crosby finishes 7th in Selke
Selke voting: pic.twitter.com/WkEZZls980— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) June 23, 2016
Sid's previous best was 15th in 2012-13. Expect him to probably gain more momentum for the best defensive forward award in years to come, even though probably not too much of his game has changed except the perception of it.
Sullivan finishes 5th in the Jack Adams
Jack Adams voting: pic.twitter.com/M88lGM2SPf— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 23, 2016
Not bad for a guy in Wilkes until mid-December.
Cullen comes in 12th in Lady Byng
Lady Byng voting: pic.twitter.com/Eise00TnBN— Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) June 23, 2016
The Pens vet was in the mix for some gentlemanly votes. Cullen did have 20 penalty minutes this season (in 82 games) but clearly has a reputation of being a stand-up and respected player.
Kane wins Hart, Crosby comes in second
Hart Trophy voting pic.twitter.com/vqwi7efX0x— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) June 23, 2016
Sid's second half surge wasn't enough to come close to Patrick Kane on the scoresheet. Nice to see Letang get a 5th place vote as well.
Crosby named to 1st all-star team
2015-16 First All-Star Team:— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 23, 2016
G Braden Holtby
D Drew Doughty
D Erik Karlsson
C Sidney Crosby
RW Patrick Kane
LW Jamie Benn#NHLAwards
It's his 4th time; joining 2007, 2013 and 2014. Which considering his position (center) and injuries, is really impressive.
Letang named to 2nd all-star team
2015-16 Second All-Star Team— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 23, 2016
G Ben Bishop
D Brent Burns
D Kris Letang
C Joe Thornton
RW Vladimir Tarasenko
LW Alex Ovechkin#NHLAwards
Letang was also named a 2nd team all-star in 2013.
It's perhaps an interesting little side note that all 4 of the 1st and 2nd team NHL dmen (Doughty, Karlsson, Letang, Burns) are right-handed. Those guys are so valuable.