IHLC Winners Pick Up 2017 NHL Awards Hardware


The National Hockey League handed out its hardware to the best players in the world for the 2016-17 season in Las Vegas, with seven IHLC holders representing three countries taking home trophies.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid was the night’s big winner, taking home the trio of Hart, Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Awards, winning the first of surely many league MVP titles on the backs of his 30 goal and 100 point season. Sidney Crosby and Nick Foligno each took home a pair of trophies, the former with the Rocket Richard and Conn Smythe, and the latter with the Clancy and Messier trophies.

A few repeat winners were on display in Las Vegas, with Sergei Bobrovski winning his second Vezina Trophy, Patrice Bergeron winning a record-tying fourth Selke Trophy, and John Tortorella winning his second Jack Adams Award.ย Other notable winners included Brent Burns capturing his first Norris Trophy, Auston Matthews winning Rookie of the Year, and Craig Anderson accepting the Masterton Memorial Trophy with an emotional acceptance speech.

The NHL Award winners and nominees for the 2016-17 season (with winners in bold and an asterisk denoting former IHLC holders) are as follows:

Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Bobrovski (Blue Jackets)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sidney Crosby (Penguins)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Connor McDavidย (Oilers)*

Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Sergei Bobrovski (Blue Jackets)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Braden Holtby (Capitals)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Carey Priceย (Canadiens)*

James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenseman)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Burns (Sharks)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Victor Hedman (Lightning)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Erik Karlsson (Senators)

Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Patrik Laine (Jets)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets)

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Conduct)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Johnny Gaudreau (Flames)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mikael Granlund (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Vladimir Tarasenko (Blues)*

Frank J. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ryan Kesler (Ducks)*
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Mikko Koivu (Wild)*

Jack Adams Award (Coach Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mike Babcock (Maple Leafs)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Todd McLellan (Oilers)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ John Tortorella (Blue Jackets)*

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Perseverance & Dedication)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Craig Anderson (Senators)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Andrew Cogliano (Ducks)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Derek Ryan (Hurricanes)

Ted Lindsay Award (MVP Voted By Players)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Brent Burns (Sharks)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sidney Crosby (Penguins)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Connor McDavid (Oilers)*

Mark Messier Leadership Award (Top Leader)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nick Foligno (Blue Jackets)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mark Giordano (Flames)*

NHL Foundation Award (Community Service)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Travis Hamonic (Islanders)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Wayne Simmonds (Flyers)*

General Manager Of The Year
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Peter Chiarelli (Oilers)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Pierre Dorion (Senators)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ David Poile (Predators)

King Clancy Memorial Trophy (On & Off-Ice Leadership)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nick Foligno (Blue Jackets)

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 Sidney Crosbyย (Penguins)*

Art Ross Trophy (Most Points, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆย Connor McDavidย (Oilers)*

Rocket Richard Trophy (Most Goals, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sidney Crosbyย (Penguins)*

William M. Jennings Trophy (Least Goals Against, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Braden Holtbyย (Capitals)*

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

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