2016 NHL Awards – Winners and Finalists

The 2016 NHL Awards have now concluded, with several players taking home prestigious pieces of individual hardware.

P.K. Subban was the lone Hab that was nominated for an award. Specifically, Subban was up for the NHL Foundation Player award. He would finish as a finalist along with Matt Martin as Mark Giordano took home the award.

Vezina

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Vezina Trophy
Description: Awarded to the best goaltender of the season
Selected By: Voted by the General Managers of all NHL clubs
First Awarded: 1926-27 - George Hainsworth (Montreal Canadiens)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens)
~~~WINNER~~~: Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals)
Runner-Ups:
- Ben Bishop (Tampa Bay Lightning)
- Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles Kings)
Last Canadiens Goalie to Win: Carey Price (2014-15)


Lindsay

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Ted Lindsay Award
Description: Most outstanding player
Selected By: Fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association
First Awarded: 1970-71 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Carey Price
~~~WINNER~~~: Patrick Kane
Runner-Ups: 
- Braden Holtby (Washington Capitals)
- Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Carey Price (2014-15)


Norris

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James Norris Memorial Trophy
Description: Defenceman with greatest all-around ability
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1953-54 - Red Kelly (Detroit Red Wings)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
~~~WINNER~~~: Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings)
Runner-Ups: 
- Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
- Erik Karlsson (Ottawa Senators)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: P.K. Subban (2012-13)


Hart

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Hart Memorial Award
Description: Awarded to the player most valuable to their team
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1923-24 - Frank Nighbor (Ottawa Senators)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens)
~~~WINNER~~~: Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Runner-Ups: 
- Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Carey Price (2014-15)


masterton

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Bill Masterton Trophy
Description: Player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1967-86 - Claude Provost (Montreal Canadiens)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)
~~~WINNER~~~: Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers)
Runner-Ups: 
- Pascal Dupuis (Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Mats Zuccarello (New York Rangers)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Max Pacioretty (2011-12)


calder

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Calder Memorial Trophy
Description: Most proficient player in their first-year of NHL competition
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1932-33 - Carl Voss (Detroit Red Wings)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Aaron Ekblad (Florida Panthers)
~~~WINNER~~~: Artemi Panarin (Chicago Blackhawks)
Runner-Ups: 
- Shayne Gostisbehere (Philadelphia Flyers)
- Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Ken Dryden (1971-72)


selke

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Frank J. Selke Trophy
Description: Forward who best excels defensively
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1977-78 - Bob Gainey (Montreal Canadiens)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
~~~WINNER~~~: Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
Runner-Ups: 
- Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
- Ryan Kesler (Anaheim Ducks)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Guy Carbonneau (1991-92)


adams

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Jack Adams Award
Description: Coach judged to have contributed the most to his team's success
Selected By: National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association
First Awarded: 1973-74 - Fred Shero (Philadelphia Flyers)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Bob Hartley (Calgary Flames)
~~~WINNER~~~: Barry Trotz (Washington Capitals)
Runner-Ups: 
- Lindy Ruff (Dallas Stars)
- Gerard Gallant (Florida Panthers)
Last Canadiens Coach to Win: Pat Burns (1988-89)


byng

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Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Description: Player with best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct
Selected By: Professional Hockey Writers' Association
First Awarded: 1924-25 - Frank Nighbor (Ottawa Senators)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Jiri Hudler (Calgary Flames)
~~~WINNER~~~: Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
Runner-Ups: 
- Loui Eriksson (Boston Bruins)
- Aleksander Barkov (Florida Panthers)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Mats Naslund (1987-88)


messier

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Mark Messier Leadership Award
Description: Player who best exemplifies great leadership on and off the ice
Selected By: Mark Messier, with input from fans, NHL personnel, and teams
First Awarded: 2006-07 - Chris Chelios (Detroit Red Wings)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)
~~~WINNER~~~: Shea Weber (Nashville Predators)
Runner-Ups: 
- Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
- John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: N/A


foundation

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NHL Foundation Player Award
Description: Player who applies commitment, perseverance, and teamwork to enrich lives
Selected By: National Hockey League
First Awarded: 1997-98 - Kelly Chase (St. Louis Blues)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks)
~~~WINNER~~~: Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
Runner-Ups: 
- P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
- Matt Martin (New York Islanders)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: N/A


general manager

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NHL General Manager of the Year Award
Description: Best General Manager of the Year
Selected By: All 30 General Managers, NHL Executives, and Media
First Awarded: 2009-10 - Don Maloney (Phoenix Coyotes)
Last Awarded: 2014-15 - Steve Yzerman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
~~~WINNER~~~: Jim Rutherford (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Runner-Ups: 
- Brian MacLellan (Washington Capitals)
- Jim Nill (Dallas Stars)
Last Canadiens General Manager to Win: N/A



Also, a big congratulations to the recipients of the remainder of the awards:
Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: San Jose Sharks
Price of Wales Trophy: Pittsburgh Penguins
Presidents' Trophy: Washington Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy: Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Art Ross Trophy: Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
William M. Jennings Trophy: Frederik Andersen & John Gibson (Anaheim Ducks)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Henrik Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)
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