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How to watch Hedman, Vasilevskiy, and Yzerman contend for the 2018 NHL Awards

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The 2018 NHL Awards

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Location: Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas

Broadcast/Streaming: NBCSN, NHL Network, NHL.com, on twitter at #NHLAwards

The hockey community has had an intense year, and the NHL Awards are reflecting it. One focus of the awards will be upon the tragedies last season that most impacted NHL teams, including the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, the Humboldt bus accident, and the school shooting at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas high school. NHL teams were deeply involved in raising money and promoting community action for the victims of each of these tragedies, and the league has brought together some of the people involved to help raise even more awareness for these efforts.

There are a few other changes from last year. Award nominees will be presenting awards, and a new award will debut: the Willie O’Ree Community Service award, presented to a member of the hockey community (not affiliated to the NHL) for their service. This award was voted on by fans, and the nominees are listed below.

Here’s a small primer of who’s up for which award, and what they mean.

The Stakes

Award: Willie O’Ree
Voters: Fans
Finalists: Debbie Bland, Neal Henderson, Darcy Haugan

Poll

Who wins the inaugural Willie O’Ree award?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Debbie Bland
    (8 votes)
  • 35%
    Neal Henderson
    (7 votes)
  • 25%
    Darcy Haugan
    (5 votes)
20 votes total Vote Now

Award: Hart Trophy
Description: Player judged most valuable to his team
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Taylor Hall, Anze Kopitar, Nathan MacKinnon

Poll

Who wins the Hart?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Taylor Hall
    (23 votes)
  • 9%
    Anze Kopitar
    (4 votes)
  • 35%
    Nathan MacKinnon
    (15 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

Award: Ted Lindsay
Description: Player’s choice for most outstanding player in the regular season
Voters: NHLPA
Finalists: Taylor Hall, Nathan MacKinnon, Connor McDavid

Poll

Who wins the Ted Lindsay?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Taylor Hall
    (10 votes)
  • 20%
    Nathan MacKinnon
    (8 votes)
  • 53%
    Connor McDavid
    (21 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Award: Jack Adams
Description: Coach who has contributed most to his team’s success
Voters: NHL Broadcasters’ Association
Finalists: Jared Bednar, Bruce Cassidy, Gerard Gallant

Poll

Who wins the Jack Adams?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Jared Bednar
    (3 votes)
  • 12%
    Bruce Cassidy
    (5 votes)
  • 80%
    Gerard Gallant
    (32 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now

Award: Mark Messier NHL Leadership
Description: Player who exemplifies great leadership on and off the ice
Voters: Mark Messier
Finalists: Deryk Engelland, Wayne Simmonds, Blake Wheeler

Poll

Who wins the Mark Messier Leadership Award?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Deryk Engelland
    (20 votes)
  • 15%
    Wayne Simmonds
    (5 votes)
  • 24%
    Blake Wheeler
    (8 votes)
33 votes total Vote Now

Award: King Clancy
Description: Player who exemplifies leadership and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community
Voters: A panel of representatives from the Professional Hockey Writers’ and Broadcasters’ associations
Finalists: Daniel and Henrik Sedin, PK Subban, Jason Zucker

Poll

Who wins the King Clancy?

This poll is closed

  • 62%
    Sedins
    (23 votes)
  • 37%
    PK Subban
    (14 votes)
  • 0%
    Jason Zucker
    (0 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now

Award: Calder Trophy
Description: Best Rookie
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Matthew Barzal, Brock Boeser, Clayton Keller

Poll

Who wins the Calder?

This poll is closed

  • 53%
    Matthew Barzal
    (21 votes)
  • 46%
    Brock Boeser
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    Clayton Keller
    (0 votes)
39 votes total Vote Now

Award: Bill Masterton
Description: Best defeater of adversity
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Brian Boyle, Roberto Luongo, Jordan Staal

Poll

Who wins the Masterton?

This poll is closed

  • 97%
    Brian Boyle
    (41 votes)
  • 2%
    Roberto Luongo
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jordan Staal
    (0 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now

Award: Lady Byng
Description: Sportsmanship
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Aleksander Barkov, William Karlsson, Ryan O’Reilly

Poll

Who wins the Lady Byng?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Aleksander Barkov
    (8 votes)
  • 64%
    William Karlsson
    (22 votes)
  • 11%
    Ryan O’Reilly
    (4 votes)
34 votes total Vote Now

Award: Norris
Description: Best Defenseman
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman, PK Subban

Poll

Who wins the Norris?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Drew Doughty
    (1 vote)
  • 96%
    Victor Hedman
    (52 votes)
  • 1%
    PK Subban
    (1 vote)
54 votes total Vote Now

Award: Selke (or “The Patrice Bergeron Award”)
Description: Best defensive/two-way forward
Voters: Professional Hockey Writers’ Association
Finalists: Patrice Bergeron, Sean Couturier, Anze Kopitar

Poll

Who wins the Selke?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Patrice Bergeron
    (25 votes)
  • 22%
    Sean Couturier
    (8 votes)
  • 8%
    Anze Kopitar
    (3 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now

Award: Vezina
Description: Best Goalie
Voters: NHL GMs
Finalists: Pekka Rinne, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Connor Hellebuyck

Poll

Who wins the Vezina?

This poll is closed

  • 15%
    Pekka Rinne
    (9 votes)
  • 80%
    Andrei Vasilevskiy
    (48 votes)
  • 5%
    Connor Hellebuyck
    (3 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now

Award: GM of the Year
Voters: “A 41-member panel that included all 31 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members”
Finalists: Kevin Cheveldayoff, George McPhee, Steve Yzerman

Poll

Who wins GM of the Year?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Kevin Cheveldayoff
    (2 votes)
  • 30%
    George McPhee
    (17 votes)
  • 65%
    Steve Yzerman
    (36 votes)
55 votes total Vote Now