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Roundup: Your 2011-12 NHL Award Winners

Jun 20, 2012, 9:43 PM EDT

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There was plenty of hardware handed out Wednesday night.

Here’s a complete list of the 2011-12 NHL Awards recipients:

James Norris Trophy: Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators.

Ted Lindsay Award: Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Jack Adams Award: Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues.

Calder Memorial Trophy: Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche.

General Manager of the Year: Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues.

Frank J. Selke Trophy: Patrice Bergeron of the Boston bruins.

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens.

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Brian Campbell of the Florida Panthers.

Vezina Trophy: Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

Hart Memorial Trophy: Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL Foundation Player Award: Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators.

Bridgestone Messier Leadership Award: Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes.

King Clancy Trophy: Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators.

In addition to that, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Maurice Richard Trophy with 60 goals, Malkin earned the Art Ross Trophy with 109 points, and St. Louis goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak shared the William M. Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals of any NHL squad.

Although it’s not an award, Claude Giroux was named as the EA Sports NHL 13 cover athlete on Wednesday.

  1. itsallniceonice - Jun 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    Jon Quick got screwed on two trophies.

    • itwasafumble - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      I agree, what a horrible thing. Not that Lundqvist wasn’t worthy, but no player did more for their team than Quick. If not for him, the Kings likely wouldn’t have made the playoffs with their underacheiving early in the season. Quick deserved both the Vezina and the Hart trophies.

    • guypatsfan - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      That’s OK, he got his name on the trophy he really wanted!

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

        Tru dat. Any of those players would trade their hardware for the Mug.

      • itwasafumble - Jun 20, 2012 at 10:47 PM

        An excellent point. I guess I should look at the big picture, lol.

  2. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:06 PM

    Regular season award Kings were an 8 seed. You got the cup enjoy it

    • itsallniceonice - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      Regular season award? No kidding?!

      Both season’s were fantastic and close but you have to be a biased NYR homer to think that Quick didn’t deserve the Hart nomination over Hank. The Vezina was very close so whatever, but the Hart nomination was no question deserved more by Quick (Geno had a hell of a season so congrats to him but damn that Kings team was awful for a long stretch).

      The seeding doesn’t matter at all so why mention being an 8th seed? Being seeded does factor in to many of the awards but not what seed. I also am not a Kings fan at all so I didn’t get to enjoy the cup but congrats to all of those fans that did!

  3. spavs412 - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM


  4. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    I hate the Kings don’t get me wrong, but I am in total disbelief Quick didnt win the Vezina. That’s just ridiculous. Absolutely no doubt about it he was the best goalie throughout the WHOLE season. Proves the East Coast and Canadian bias really does exist. Don’t tell me any different.

    • itsallniceonice - Jun 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM

      Wouldn’t go as far to say an exclusive Canadian bias. I agree with the East Coast bias, the entirety of North America, but I understand it. Being on the east coast its hard to watch games on the west coast because they are so late, as well as most GMs being east of the Mississippi. That said you think they’d watch a little bit of NHLN time to time.

  5. yotesfan3 - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Great for Shane Doan :)

    • atteckus - Jun 21, 2012 at 2:04 AM

      There’s a big part of me that loves this going to Doan. Long suffering, tough as nails, high quality/impact leader, etc. But there’s a little part of me that says, if you can’t pull it together to go through the handshake line, maybe the character that I thought was there isn’t all there. I realize that has no bearing in the regular season voting, but there are now 31 handshake lines per season, and I’ve been watching hockey since 1966. I don’t recall a single player in all of those nearly 1,000 handshake lines getting into an argument with a winning player. The 1973-74 playoffs were as bitter and bloody as any series ever could have been. The Red Cross was on standby to collect the Zamboni scrapings. And still, the boys all shut their mouths, shook hands and skated off without incident. Just food for thought.

  6. rockthered1286 - Jun 20, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    NY bias folks. Big market teams always trump smaller ones. Why do you think we always hear about crappy teams like the Jets in the NFL or the Mets in MLB or the Knicks in NBA? All prolifically terrible teams but media loves big markets so naturally they get more attention. Things will never change…

    • napoleonblownapart6887 - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:08 AM

      Eh, as frustrating as it is I don’t necessarily blame them. Media (especially national media) contends for viewership with other national outlets as well as local outlets. Viewership drives revenue in terms of advertising. So when you have huge markets with large fan bases, it makes fiscal sense for the ESPNs and NBCSNs to cover those teams. It sucks, but its all for the almighty dollar.

      Now whether or not teams based in those cities gain an added advantage by having their exploits more largely disseminated? That’s something to think about.

    • jwcamp - Jun 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      If people in CA cared about hockey then LA would be the biggest market team out there. They’re from the largest metropolitan area and in the most populous state.

  7. mrpigs - Jun 21, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Stop hating on Hank! Dude has put up the numbers like this season for years now! He was due! 39 wins, under 2 gaa and 8 so’s are redic number. This was his vez to lose since that penalty shot save in the winter classic. I never though he’d win the heart so chill out on that one. Quick won the correct awards for his redic postseason performance, dude was a beast. He got his name on the cup so lay off hank and his vez!

  8. hockeyfan1701 - Jun 21, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    As Pens fan I am glade #71 got some hardware but it is all really worthless. The Kings and Quick got the hardware that counts this year.

  9. redscarfunion - Jun 21, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Henrik got rangers to first! Quick barley squeezed by 8th! How are people saying he got robbed! It was close but Hendrick is very deserving

    • rockthered1286 - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

      The Rangers have also had a notoriously solid defense and this year a potent offense (until the playoffs). Quick was the ONLY reason the Kings made it into the playoffs where they caught fire. Henrik was nothing short of amazing this year, but their record was not solely indicative of his play like the Kings and Quick were. Henrik was the 2nd best goalie this season, but in the hot market of NYC.

    • creasemasta41 - Jun 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      The difference is that without quick the kings would be drafting top three this year, while if the rangers didn’t have lundqvist they could have still made the playoffs thanks to their great d and good goal scoring. Thats why Quick should have the Hart and vezina, cause when you take him away the kings are nothing, but if you took ludqvist away from the rangers they could still compete

  10. contraryguy - Jun 21, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    And out in the back alley, Derek Dorsett was given the Bob Probert Award for most penalty minutes. Finally, a CBJ gets his props [sarcasm off]

  11. pone27 - Jun 21, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Hank deserves the Vezina. I am a HUGE Quick fan (close friend of mine played with Quick at UMass) but Hank was beyond amazing this season… The Rangers defense looks much better than they are because of Lundqvist.

    Quick will get his trophies for Regualr season accomplishments, but I am sure everyone would have traded their hardware for what Quick earned… The Cup

  12. spavs412 - Jun 23, 2012 at 2:02 AM


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