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The 2010 Masterton Trophy finalists

Apr 26, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

We have our finalists for the first of the NHL awards, which will be
announced one award at a time over the next two weeks at Noon EST.
Here are the Bill Masterton Trophy finalists, given to the layer who
best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship,
and dedication to ice hockey. The award is voted on by the
Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Jed Ortmeyer, San Jose Sharks

Kurtis Foster, Tampa Bay Lightning

Jose Theodore, Washington Capitals

I’m just going to go out on a limb and say that Theodore will likely
win this award. Here’s a great story on Theodore as a reminder.

The 2010 NHL Awards will be broadcast live from the Pearl Concert
Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 23, 2010, on VERSUS in
the United States and CBC in Canada.

The schedule for the award nomination announcements:

Monday, April 19 – Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
Tuesday,
April 20 – Frank J. Selke Trophy (top defensive forward)
Wednesday,
April 21 – Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (skill/sportsmanship)
Thursday,
April 22 – Calder Memorial Trophy (top rookie)
Friday, April 23 -
James Norris Memorial Trophy (top defenseman)
Monday, April 26 – Bill
Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey)
Tuesday,
April 27 – NHL Foundation Player Award (contributions to charitable
causes)
Wednesday, April 28 – Jack Adams Award (top head coach)
Thursday,
April 29 – Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)

  1. Greg - Apr 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Kurtis Foster–wasn’t he the guy who had his leg broken in a race against icing? The jury was out whether he would ever play again. Something tells me that overshadows a couple of bad years for Theodore.

  2. Brandon Worley - Apr 26, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Theodore isn’t a nominee because of a couple of bad seasons. Read the story in the link: he lost his son last season.

  3. Bryan Rohrer - Apr 26, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Theodore hands-down! I’d take two broken legs rather than losing a son.
    why no mention to Ian Laperriere? For second time in six months Laperriere has taken a shot to the face. The guy took a slap shot to the mouth that resulted in 70 stitches and seven lost teeth and he came back to finish the game. (Talk about perseverance)

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