Price, IHLC Winners Clean Up At 2015 NHL Awards

The National Hockey League handed out its hardware to the best players in the world in Las Vegas Wednesday night, with twelveย IHLC holders (including current holders Brent Burns and Aaron Ekblad) representing four countries taking home trophies.ย Canadian goalie Carey Price took home the top haul of the night, winning four trophies, including league MVP.

It wasย Montrรฉal goalie Price, who became the first netminder to be league MVP since fellow Canadienย Josรฉ Thรฉodore in 2002, also taking home the Vezina, Jennings and Lindsay Trophies, to cap a spectacular record-breaking season with the Habs, ending with a 1.96 GAA and .933 save percentage in a 44-win season. Five playersย (Benn, Burns, Dubnyk, Ekblad and Hudler) and Calgary Flames head coachย Bob Hartley celebrated the night withย their first individual NHL trophies of their careers.

There were, however, a few repeat winners crowned, with second titles awarded to Erik Karlsson as Norris Trophy winner for best defenceman, and Corey Crawford as Jennings Trophy co-winner for least goals conceded. Boston Bruin Patrice Bergeron captured his third Selke Trophy as top defensive forward, and a staggering fifth Rocket Richard Trophy for Alexander Ovechkin, as the Capitals sniper led the league in goals with 53 goals.

The NHL Award Trophy winners and nominees for the 2014-15 season (with winners in bold and an asterisk denoting former IHLC holders) are as follows:

Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals)*
Carey Price (Canadiens)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ John Tavares (Islanders)*

Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Devan Dubnyk (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carey Price (Canadiens)*
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pekka Rinne (Predators)*

James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenceman)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Drew Doughty (Kings)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Erik Karlsson (Senators)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ P.K. Subban (Canadiens)*

Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Aaron Ekblad (Panthers)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Johnny Gaudreau (Flames)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mark Stone (Senators)

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Conduct)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Pavel Datsyuk (Red Wings)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Jiล™รญ Hudler (Flames)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anลพe Kopitar (Kings)

Frank J. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anลพe Kopitar (Kings)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks)*

Jack Adams Award (Coach Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bob Hartley (Flames)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peter Laviolette (Predators)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Alain Vigneault (Rangers)

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Perseverance & Dedication)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Devan Dubnyk (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Andrew Hammond (Senators)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kris Letang (Penguins)

Ted Lindsay Award (MVP Voted By Players)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jamie Benn (Stars)*
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals)*
Carey Price (Canadiens)*

Mark Messier Leadership Award (Top Leader)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Andrew Ladd (Jets)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks)*

NHL Foundation Award (Community Service)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Burns (Sharks)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mark Giordano (Flames)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Henrik Lundqvist (Rangers)*

General Manager Of The Year
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bob Murray (Ducks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Glen Sather (Rangers)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Steve Yzerman (Lightning)*

King Clancy Memorial Trophy (On & Off-Ice Leadership)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Henrik Zetterberg
ย (Red Wings)*

A few trophiesย for the evening were already pre-determined, whether based purely on seasonal statistics, or in the case of the Conn Smythe Trophy, being awarded at the conclusion of the NHL playoffs.

Conn Smythe Trophy (Playoff MVP)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Duncan Keith (Blackhawks)*

Art Ross Trophy (Most Points, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jamie Benn (Stars)*

Rocket Richard Trophy (Most Goals, Season)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals)*

William M. Jennings Trophy (Least Goals Against, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Corey Crawford (Blackhawks)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carey Price (Canadiens)*

Photo Credit: Gettyย โ€“ IIHF โ€“ HHOF โ€“ IOC



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