McDavid Sweeps, Vasilevski Completes 2021 NHL Awards

The National Hockey League completed its awards distribution for the 2020-21 season with the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, with fourteen IHLC holders representing fiveย countries taking home trophies handed out over the past month.

With the Conn Smythe Trophy going to Andrei Vasilevski, the sixteenth and final NHL award was given out, after all other trophies were awarded virtually starting with the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, with the winners for the Calder, Norris, Vezina, Lindsay and Hart named on 29 June during the Finals. After a historic season during a pandemic-shortened schedule, Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers took home the Hart, Ted Lindsay and Art Ross trophies, a year after his Leon Draisaitl completed the troika in 2020. McDavid won his second Hart (first in 2017), and third Lindsay and Art Ross titles, following wins for both in 2017 and 2018. McDavid’s trio makes it the second time he has won all three trophies in one year, just one of twelve players in history to do so, and he is just the second player in history after Wayne Gretzky to unanimously win the Hart.

Only two other winners repeated in 2021, with Lou Lamoriello winning his second straight Jim Gregory Trophy for top General Manager, and Robin Lehner sharing his second Jennings Trophy with teammate Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury, his first coming in 2019 with the New York Islanders. Six winners (Barkov, Bergeron, Brind’Amour, Matthews, Rinne and Vasilevski) won their first trophies in their respective categories, while another five (Fleury, Fox, Kaprizov, Lindblom and Slavin) won their first individual trophies of any kind in the NHL.

The NHL Award winners and nominees for the 2020-21 season (with winners in bold and an asterisk denoting former IHLC holders) are as follows:

Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Nathan MacKinnon (Avalanche)*
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)*
Connor McDavid (Oilers)*

Ted Lindsay Award (MVP Voted By Players)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Sidney Crosby (Penguins)*
Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)*
Connor McDavid (Oilers)*

Vezina Trophy (Top Goaltender)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury (Golden Knights)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Philipp Grubauer (Avalanche)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Andrei Vasilevski (Lightning)*

James Norris Memorial Trophy (Top Defenceman)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Adam Fox (Rangers)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Victor Hedman (Lightning)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Cale Makar (Avalanche)*

Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Kirill Kaprizov (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Alex Nedeljkovic (Hurricanes)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jason Robertson (Stars)

Mark Messier Leadership Award (Top Leader)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)*

Jim Gregory Award (General Manager Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marc Bergevin (Canadiens)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lou Lamoriello (Islanders)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Bill Zito (Panthers)*

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Conduct)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)*
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jaccob Slavin (Hurricanes)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Jared Spurgeon (Wild)

Frank J. Selke Trophy (Top Defensive Forward)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Alexander Barkov (Panthers)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrice Bergeron (Bruins)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Mark Stone (Golden Knights)*

Jack Adams Award (Coach Of The Year)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Rod Brind’Amour (Hurricanes)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Dean Evason (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Joel Quenneville (Panthers)*

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (Perseverance & Dedication)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Matt Dumba (Wild)*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Oskar Lindblom (Flyers)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Patrick Marleau (Sharks)*

King Clancy Memorial Trophy (On & Off-Ice Leadership)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Kurtis Gabriel (Sharks)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Pekka Rinne (Predators)*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ P.K. Subban (Devils)*

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‡ท๐Ÿ‡บย Andrei Vasilevski (Lightning)*

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

Rocket Richard Trophy (Most Goals, Season)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)*

William M. Jennings Trophy (Least Goals Against, Season)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Marc-Andrรฉ Fleury (Golden Knights)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Robin Lehner (Golden Knights)*

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



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