Price Sweeps at NHL Awards

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The 2015 NHL Awards have now concluded, with several players taking home prestigious pieces of individual hardware.

Carey Price finished the evening taking home four different awards at the 2015 NHL Awards. When accepting the Ted Lindsay Award, Carey Price thanked his family and friends, and as usual his teammates. Price credits his wife for being a major factor as to why he can play with such a full heart. Carey Price used his Vezina Trophy acceptance speech to encourage First Nations youth to work hard and to also be leaders in their communities. Lastly, when accepting the Hart Trophy Carey Price jokes that he has run out of things to say. But once again, he thanks his teammates for helping him earn his first career Hart Trophy.

Unforunately, P.K. Subban fell short in voting for the Norris and it was awarded to Erik Karlsson. Subban finished 3rd in voting behind Karlsson and Doughty. He won the Norris trophy in 2013.

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: 2013-14 - Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)
~~~WINNER~~~: CAREY PRICE (Montreal Canadiens)
Runner-Ups:
- Pekka Rinne (Nashville Predators)
- Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild)
Last Canadiens Goalie to Win: Jose Theodore (2001-02)

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: 2013-14 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
~~~WINNER~~~: CAREY PRICE (Montreal Canadiens)
Runner-Ups: 
- Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
- Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Guy Lafleur (1977-78)

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: 2013-14 - Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
~~~WINNER~~~: ERIK KARLSSON (Ottawa Senators)
Runner-Ups: 
- P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens)
- Drew Doughty (Los Angeles Kings)
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: 2013-14 - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
~~~WINNER~~~: CAREY PRICE (Montreal Canadiens)
Runner-Ups: 
- Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
- John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Last Canadiens Player to Win: Jose Theodore (2001-02)

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: 2013-14 - Dominic Moore (New York Rangers)
~~~WINNER~~~: DEVAN DUBNYK (Minnesota Wild)
Runner-Ups: 
- Andrew Hammond (Ottawa Senators)
- Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)
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: 2013-14 - Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
~~~WINNER~~~: AARON EKBLAD (Florida Panthers)
Runner-Ups: 
- Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames)
- Mark Stone (Ottawa Senators)
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: 2013-14 - Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
~~~WINNER~~~: PATRICE BERGERON (Boston Bruins)
Runner-Ups: 
- Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
- Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks)

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: 2013-14 - Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche)
~~~WINNER~~~: BOB HARTLEY (Calgary Flames)
Runner-Ups: 
- Peter Laviolette (Nashville Predators)
- Alain Vigneault (New York Rangers)
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: 2013-14 - Ryan O'Reilly (Colorado Avalanche)
~~~WINNER~~~: JIRI HUDLER (Calgary Flames)
Runner-Ups: 
- Pavel Datsyuk (Detroit Red Wings)
- Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
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: 2013-14 - Dustin Brown (Los Angeles Kings)
~~~WINNER~~~: JONATHAN TOEWS (Chicago Blackhawks)
Runner-Ups: 
- Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim Ducks)
- Andrew Ladd (Winnipeg Jets)
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: 2013-14 - Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
~~~WINNER~~~: BRENT BURNS (San Jose Sharks)
Runner-Ups: 
- Mark Giordano (Calgary Flames)
- Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers)
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: 2013-14 - Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks)
~~~WINNER~~~: STEVE YZERMAN (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Runner-Ups: 
- Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks)
- Glen Sather (New York Rangers)
Last Canadiens General Manager to Win: N/A

Also, a big congratulations to the recipients of the remainder of the awards:
Stanley Cup Champions: Chicago Blackhawks
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Chicago Blackhawks
Price of Wales Trophy: Tampa Bay Lightning
Presidents' Trophy: New York Rangers
Conn Smythe Trophy: Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
Art Ross Trophy: Jamie Benn (Dallas Stars)
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
William M. Jennings Trophy: Carey Price (Montreal Canadiens) & Corey Crawford (Chicago
Blackhawks)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Henrik Zetterberg

NHL All-Rookie Team
Jake Allen (St. Louis)
Aaron Ekblad (Florida) - John Klingberg (Dallas)
Filip Forsberg (Nashville) - Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary) - Mark Stone (Ottawa)

NHL 1st All-Star Team
Carey Price (Montreal)
P.K. Subban (Montreal) - Erik Karlsson (Ottawa)
Alex Ovechkin (Washington) - John Tavares (New York Islanders) - Jakub Voracek (Philadelphia)

NHL 2nd All-Star Team
Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota)
Drew Doughty (Los Angeles) - Shea Weber (Nashville)
Jamie Benn (Dallas) - Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh) - Vladimir Tarasenko (St. Louis)
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