June 25, 2015
Price Is Right At 2015 NHL Awards Show
The spotlight was clearly on Carey Price on Wednesday as the NHL handed out their annual awards.
Carey Price cleaned up, winning the Hart Trophy as MVP, Ted Lindsay Trophy as MVP as voted by the players, the Jennings trophy for fewest goals against and Vezina trophy as best goaltender.
In winning the Hart Trophy, Price becomes just the seventh goalie to be named as the league's MVP. The other goalies to win the Hart are Roy Worters with the New York Americans in 1928-29, Chuck Rayner with the New York Rangers in 1949-50, Al Rollins with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953-54, Jacques Plante with the Canadiens in 1961-62, Dominik Hasek with the Buffalo Sabres in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and Jose Theodore of the Montreal Canadiens in 2001-02.
Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson won his second Norris Trophy as the league's best defenceman, finishing ahead of the Canadiens' P.K. Subban and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings.
Florida Panthers defenceman Aaron Ekblad won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year, beating out Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau.
Calgary coach Bob Hartley won the Jack Adams trophy as coach of the year. Flames forward Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng trophy for gentlemanly play.
Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward for the third time in four years.