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NHL awards tracker 2020: Full list of finalists, winners for Hart, Vezina, Norris and more

Jackie Spiegel

There won’t be a glitzy Las Vegas awards show this year due to COVID-19 but that won’t stop the best and the brightest stars of the NHL getting their hardware.

Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 6, the NHL will start handing out the 2019-20 awards, although we do know a few winners already as Alex Ovechkin and David Pastrnak co-won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy with 48 goals during the regular season.

Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, who may add some more hardware over the next few weeks, won the Art Ross Trophy with an NHL-best 110 points and the Bruins goalie tandem of Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak snagged the 2020 William M. Jennings Trophy for the fewest goals scored against.

Sporting News has all the award winners below.

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King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the player who shows “leadership on and off the ice and who has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community.” The trophy winner is selected by a committee of senior NHL executives that includes commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly.

Finalists: Matt Dumba (Minnesota Wild), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), P.K. Subban (New Jersey Devils)

Winner: Matt Dumba

A co-founder of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, Dumba has been vocal and involved in racial and social action initiatives. At the beginning of the postseason, he gave an impassioned speech at center ice prior to the Oilers and Blackhawks playing in a qualifying game. He’s also spearheaded the Rebuild Minnesota initiative to assist Minneapolis businesses impacted by riots and protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. He’s also donated to more than 60 families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s wildfire relief and has played roles in ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students) and Hockey Fights Cancer.

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“I don’t want any of this to be swept under the rug,” Dumba said on a call with reporters following the announcement. “This for me is not just a singular moment. It’s all part of this journey that I’m committed to and I think I’m going to commit to this my whole life, so this is just the start.”

The second consecutive Minnesota Wild to win the trophy, Dumba will receive a $ 25,000 donation from the NHL Foundation and will split it between ACES and the HDA. Lundqvist and Subban will each receive a $ 5,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.

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Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Finalists: Stephen Johns (Dallas Stars), Oskar Lindblom (Philadelphia Flyers), Bobby Ryan (Ottawa Senators)

Winner: Bobby Ryan

In November 2019, Ryan left the Senators to enter the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program to combat his struggles with alcohol abuse. He returned to the lineup in late February and in his first home game on Feb. 27 scored an emotional hat trick. Since returning, he has shared his story to help and inspire others facing similar challenges. 

“Someone asked me (if I could sum up what this award means to me) at every step … I still don’t know,” said Ryan on a Zoom call with reporters following the announcement. “It’s something that I cherish. It’s something that I really have to thank people for recognizing that I came out the other side and ahead of a battle that’s been plaguing me for a while and it’s going to continue. I gotta continue to battle it every day and continue to work on it every day myself.” 

A $ 2,500 grant from the PHWA will be awarded to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund in the name of Ryan.

MORE: Ryan scores emotional hat trick in first home game since rejoining team

Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award

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Named after the first black player to play in the NHL, this award goes to an individual who has made a positive impact on their community, culture or society to make people better through hockey. Now in its third year, a committee that includes O’Ree selects the finalists with the public choosing the winner.

Finalists: Dampy Brar, Alexandria Briggs-Blake, John Haferman

This award will be announced on Tues., Sept. 8.

Jack Adams Award

Awarded to the NHL’s best head coach by the NHL’s Broadcasters’ Association.

Finalists: Bruce Cassidy (Boston Bruins), John Tortorella (Columbus Blue Jackets), Alain Vigneault (Philadelphia Flyers)

This award will be announced on Wed., Sept. 9

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Voted on by the PHWA, this trophy is awarded to the NHL’s best defensive forward.

Finalists: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins), Sean Couturier (Philadelphia Flyers), Ryan O’Reilly (St. Louis Blues)

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This award will be announced on Thurs., Sept. 10.

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the player who combines sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high-level of play, as voted on by the PHWA.

Finalists: Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche), Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs), Ryan O’Reilly (St. Louis Blues)

This award will be announced on Fri., Sept. 11.

Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award

Awarded to the NHL’s best GM by a panel of general managers, NHL executives and members of the media.

Finalists: TBA

This award will be announced on Sat., Sept. 12.

Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

Awarded to the player “who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season.” A Hall of Famer and six-time Stanley Cup champion, Messier makes the final decision on who wins this award.

Finalists: TBA

This award will be announced on Sun., Sept. 13

Calder Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the NHL’s best rookie. The PHWA votes on this award.

Finalists: Quinn Hughes (Vancouver Canucks), Dominik Kubalik (Chicago Blackhawks), Cale Makar (Colorado Avalanche)

This award will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

Hart Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the player deemed most valuable to their team, as voted on by the PHWA.

Finalists: Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche), Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers)

This award will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Voted on by the PHWA, this trophy goes to the NHL’s top defenseman.

Finalists: John Carlson (Washington Capitals), Victor Hedman (Tampa Bay Lightning), Roman Josi (Nashville Predators)

This award will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

Ted Lindsay Award

Previously known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, this award is giving to the player deemed most valuable to their team, as voted on by members of the NHL’s Players’ Association.

Finalists: Leon Draisaitl (Edmonton Oilers), Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche), Artemi Panarin (New York Rangers)

This award will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

Vezina Trophy

Finalists: Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets), Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins), Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning)

This award will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

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