2021 NHL Awards: finalists for Hart, Norris, Vezina and other accolades
As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, the NHL announces the finalists for the 2021 NHL Awards.
Several players have emerged as the names to look for when the winners are finally announced. Oilers center Connor McDavid appears to be the overwhelming favorite to take the Hart Memorial Trophy over other top contenders such as the Leafs’ Auston Matthews, while Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy looks like he might be due for the trophy. Vezina as the league’s best goalie, if he can fend off Marc-André Fleury from the Golden Knights.
McDavid was the only NHL player with over 100 points – he led the field by 21 points – with 33 goals (second best) and 72 assists (best).
If McDavid and Vasilevskiy win both honors, it will both be the second time they have won the respective trophies.
A few more names to look for: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is seen as a strong choice in the Norris Trophy hunt, while Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov looks like the Calder’s favorite after finishing the season with 27 goals and 24 goals. help.
Discover the finalists for the most prestigious NHL awards as they come out.
Vezina Trophy (best goalkeeper)
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Ted Lindsay Award (MVP voted by the players)
Announcement on Wednesday, June 2
Calder Memorial Trophy (Best Rookie)
Announcement Thursday, June 3
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (leadership)
Friday June 4th Announcement
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Most Gentlemanly Player)
Announcement on Saturday, June 5
Frank J. Selke Trophy (best defensive forward)
Sunday June 6th Announcement
Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award (community impact)
Monday June 7th Announcement
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (hockey dedication)
Announcement of Tuesday, June 8
James Norris Memorial Trophy (Best Defender)
Announcement Wednesday, June 9
Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
Announcement Thursday, June 10
Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
Announcement of Friday, June 11