Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins) dominated the 2014 NHL Awards on Tuesday night, each walking away with three awards a piece.
Crosby was previously named the winner of the Art Ross Trophy after he led the league in points at the end of the season. This is his second time winning the award.
The NHLPA voted him “Most Outstanding Player,” making this his second back-to-back Ted Lindsay Award. He was also awarded with the Hart Trophy for being the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.
“I feel like I can create more,” Crosby said of his individual goals for the future. “There’s still a level I can get to. I feel like before I got hurt, that’s probably the best I felt. I’d like to get back to that point. I feel like I got to that point this year. I feel like I was consistent and that was a product of our team, the guys around me. I feel like I can improve and learn a lot more. That’s exciting. I think with the group of guys we have, I think they all have that mentality. In knowing that, I’m getting better and hopefully getting some better results.”
The winner of the EA SPORTS NHL 15 cover vote is Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins). Bergeron also walked away with the Frank Selke Trophy (best defensive forward) and the NHL Foundation Player Award for Outstanding Charitable and Community Work.
Dominic Moore (New York Rangers) was awarded with the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is given to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. After his wife was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Moore took a break from the game to care for his wife. In January 2013, he lost Katie. That fall, he tried to return to the game by signing with the New York Rangers. His struggle and perseverance to get back into top form and move forward has been a long and difficult journey that led him and his team all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Colorado Avalanche took away three trophies. Patrick Roy won the Jack Adams award (NHL Coach of the Year). Nathan MacKinnon took away the Calder Trophy (NHL Rookie of the Year). Ryan O’Reilly took away the Lady Byng, receiving 110 first-place votes from the 137 ballots cast.
O’Reilly led the Avalanche in goals (28), power play goals (9), game winners (6-tied), and led the NHL in takeaways (83). He received only one minor penalty this season, joining Butch Goring (1977-78) as the only players to receive two or less PIMs in 80 games.
“I asked my parents,” O’Reilly said of whether he would have been selected for the Lady Byng when he was younger. “They said I had the worst temper ever in the family. I tend to lose it. I tend, when I lose a game, I tend to get a little emotional and all, a little upset, which is something I obviously try to work on.
“On the ice, my dad has always said ‘You can’t score goals from the penalty box.’ He said if you want to get back at someone, you want to hurt the team the most, you got to put the puck in the net. You got to score. You’ve got to beat them. That’s the only way to truly hurt a team. It’s been a guideline I abide and play by.”
Boston Bruins’ Tuukka Rask took home the Vezina Trophy (NHL Goaltender of the Year).
Here is the full list of the 2014 NHL Award Winners:
Ted Lindsay Award — Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Selke Trophy — Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
Masterton Trophy — Dominic Moore (New York Rangers)
Calder Trophy — Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado Avalanche)
Art Ross Trophy — Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy — Alexander Ovechkin (Washington Capitals)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy — Andrew Ference (Edmonton Oilers)
NHL Foundation Award — Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award — Dustin Brown (LA Kings)
Norris Trophy — Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jack Adams Award – Patrick Roy (Colorado Avalanche)
EA NHL15 Cover Vote Winner — Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
William M. Jennings Trophy — Jonathan Quick (LA Kings)
Lady Byng Trophy — Ryan O’Reilly (Colorado Avalanche)
General Manager of the Year — Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks)
Vezina Trophy — Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins)
Hart Trophy — Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)