NHL Awards set for June 20; finalists named starting April 17
The 2018 NHL Awards will be held Wednesday, June 20 at The Joint in Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the league announced Wednesday.
It marks the second year in a row and ninth overall that the ceremony will take place in Las Vegas. Last year's awards were handed out at T-Mobile Arena, home of the Golden Knights.
"Our players, coaches and fans look forward to coming to Las Vegas each June to honor the Award nominees and winners," said NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. "This year, for the first time, those honored could include members of the home team, the Vegas Golden Knights."
Finalists for each award will be announced daily, beginning April 17.
- April 17 - Vezina Trophy (top goaltender)
- April 18 - Selke Trophy (forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game)
- April 19 - Norris Trophy (top defenseman)
- April 20 - Lady Byng Trophy (player best combining sportsmanship and ability)
- April 21 - Masterton Trophy (perseverance and dedication to hockey)
- April 22 - Calder Trophy (top rookie)
- April 23 - King Clancy Memorial Trophy (Humanitarian Award)
- April 24 - Mark Messier Leadership Award
- April 25 - Jack Adams Award (top head coach)
- April 26 - Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the players)
- April 27 - Hart Trophy (most valuable player to his team)
A few winners we already know: Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid captured his second career and second consecutive Art Ross Trophy as the league's scoring champion; Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin secured his seventh career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's goal-scoring leader; and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings won his second career William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltender who plays at least 25 games for the club that allows the fewest goals.