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NHL Hands Out Awards
Sidney CrosbyTORONTO (June 14, 2007) -- Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby won the Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League's Most Valuable Player, capping a sophomore season in which he became the youngest scoring champion in major pro sports history and sparked one of the NHL's most dramatic team turnarounds.

Crosby, who earlier this month was named the youngest team captain in League history, received 91 of 143 first-place votes for 1,225 points in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks, who tallied 25 first-place votes and 801 points, was runner-up.

At 19 years, 10 months, Crosby is the second-youngest Hart Trophy winner in the history of the award, which was introduced in 1924. Wayne Gretzky was 19 years, 5 months old in 1979-80 when he captured the first of eight consecutive Hart Trophies with the Edmonton Oilers.

Crosby finished the regular season with 36 goals and 84 assists for 120 points, winning the Art Ross Trophy as League scoring champion. He took the permanent scoring lead with a career-high six-point night against Philadelphia Dec. 13 and never went more than three consecutive games without a point afterward. The Penguins were 41-10-9 in games when Crosby recorded a point, 6-13-0 when he did not and 0-1-2 when he was out of the lineup.

The Penguins finished the season with a 47-24-11 record for 105 points, qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2001 and recording a 47-point improvement over 2005-06. Only three clubs in NHL history have posted a bigger gain, most recently the Winnipeg Jets' 48-point surge from 1980-81 to 1981-82.

Other honorees included Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, who won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie. Malkin launched his NHL career in memorable fashion, becoming the first player in 89 years to score goals in each of his first six NHL games. Before Malkin, only three players in NHL history had scored at least one goal in each of their first six (or more) games and all did so in 1917-18, the League's inaugural season. The 20-year-old went on to lead all rookies in goals (33), power-play goals (16), assists (52) and points (85).

Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings joined an elite group by capturing the Norris Trophy as the League's outstanding defenseman for the fifth time. Lidstrom becomes the fourth defenseman in League history with as many as five Norris Trophy wins, joining Hockey Hall of Fame members Bobby Orr (eight), Doug Harvey (seven) and Ray Bourque (five). Lidstrom, who earned his fifth Norris in the past six seasons, tied for the League lead among defensemen in plus-minus with a +40 rating, ranked third among all players in ice time per game (27:29) and was fifth among defensemen in scoring with 62 points (13 goals, 49 assists).

Lidstrom's teammate, Pavel Datsyuk, won his second consecutive Lady Byng Trophy for combining sportsmanship with a high standard of play. Datsyuk led the Red Wings in scoring for the second consecutive season, matching a career high with 87 points (27 goals, 60 assists). His plus-36 rating ranked second on the club and seventh in the League overall.

Another repeat winner was Carolina Hurricanes captain Rod Brind'Amour, who won the Frank Selke Trophy as the League’s outstanding defensive forward. Brind'Amour ranked second among all NHL centers with a 59.2% face-off winning percentage and ranked third among League forwards in average ice time per game (23:19).

The New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur claimed the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender for the third time in the past four seasons following a record-breaking campaign. Brodeur won an unprecedented 48 games, surpassing Bernie Parent's mark of 47 in 1973-74, led the NHL in shutouts (12), ranked third in goals-against average (2.18) and third in save percentage (.922).

Alain Vigneault of the Vancouver Canucks won his first Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s top coach, edging last year's winner, Lindy Ruff of the Buffalo Sabres, by eight points (134-126). In his first year behind the Vancouver bench, Vigneault guided the Canucks to a franchise record-breaking season. They improved their wins record to 49 from a previous high of 46 and recorded the highest points total in club history with 105.

Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu accepted the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions to his community. Koivu's exemplary support of cancer treatment and research -- and, more particularly, his personal demonstration of courage as a cancer survivor -- is a source of inspiration and pride to his teammates as well as the many thousands of patients and their families who benefit from his generosity.

Boston Bruins center Phil Kessel received the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in early December, the 19-year-od Kessel played a Dec. 9 game against New Jersey, knowing he would be admitted to the hospital for surgery on Dec. 12. He missed only 12 games before returning to Boston's lineup.

Four players who received the NHL's statistic-based trophies June 2 in Ottawa also were acknowledged at the NHL Awards Show this evening: Crosby (Art Ross Trophy), Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (Maurice Richard Trophy as goal-scoring leader) and the Minnesota Wild's Niklas Backstrom and Manny Fernandez (William Jennings Trophy as goaltenders on the club allowing the fewest goals).

The Professional Hockey Writers' Association (PHWA) cast ballots for the Hart, Norris, Selke, Lady Byng and Calder Trophies. The PHWA also voted on the Masterton Trophy. The 30 NHL General Managers voted on the Vezina Trophy. The NHL Broadcasters' Association (NHLBA) submitted votes for the Jack Adams Award, and a special panel of representatives from the PHWA and NHLBA chose the King Clancy winner. Voting for these awards was conducted at the conclusion of the regular season.

Balloting results were tabulated by the accounting firm Ernst & Young, with the exception of the Masterton and King Clancy trophies. The results for these awards were tabulated by the PHWA and the National Hockey League, respectively.

2006-2007 Hart Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th
1. Sidney Crosby, PIT 1225 (91-34-14-2-1)
2. Roberto Luongo, VAN 801 (25-46-35-16-6)
3. Martin Brodeur, NJ 763 (21-45-39-12-7)
4. Vincent Lecavalier, T.B. 362 (5-6-22-48-16)
5. Joe Thornton, S.J. 230 (0-8-11-27-38)
6. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 53 (1-1-3-4-9)
7. Scott Niedermayer, ANA 45 (0-1-3-4-11)
8. Joe Sakic, COL 44 (0-0-4-5-9)
9. Teemu Selanne, ANA 36 (0-0-2-6-8)
10. Marian Hossa, ATL 35 (0-0-3-4-8)
11. Daniel Briere, BUF 33 (0-2-0-5-4)
12. Dany Heatley, OTT 28 (0-0-2-3-9)
13. Chris Drury, BUF 14 (0-0-1-2-3)
14. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 12 (0-0-1-2-1)
15. Jarome Iginla, CGY 10 (0-0-0-2-4)
16. Paul Kariya, NSH 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
16. Daniel Alfredsson, OTT 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
16. Brendan Shanahan, NYR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
19. Jaromir Jagr, NYR 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
20. Marian Gaborik, MIN 2 (0-0-0-0-2)
20. Ryan Miller, BUF 2 (0-0-0-0-2)
22. Dominik Hasek, DET 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
22. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
22. Thomas Vanek, BUF 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
22. Alex Ovechkin, WSH 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
22. Chris Pronger, ANA 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

2006-2007 Norris Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th
1. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 1217 (87-44-5-4-2)
2. Scott Niedermayer, ANA 1024 (46-62-22-6-2)
3. Chris Pronger, ANA 608 (6-25-55-28-14)
4. Dan Boyle, T.B. 219 (1-5-21-19-12)
5. Kimmo Timonen, NSH 144 (0-2-9-24-13)
6. Dion Phaneuf, CGY 98 (0-1-6-17-10)
7. Sergei Gonchar, PIT 85 (1-1-6-8-14)
8. Sheldon Souray, MTL 67 (1-0-5-7-11)
9. Sergei Zubov, DAL 42 (0-0-4-5-7)
10. Brian Campbell, BUF 42 (0-0-3-4-15)
11. Jay Bouwmeester, FLA 32 (0-0-2-5-7)
12. Philippe Boucher, DAL 27 (1-1-1-0-5)
13. Ryan Whitney, PIT 20 (0-0-0-5-5)
14. Brian Rafalski, N.J. 18 (0-0-1-2-7)
15. Tom Preissing, OTT 15 (0-0-1-3-1)
16. Lubomir Visnovsky, L.A. 12 (0-1-0-0-5)
17. Tomas Kaberle, TOR 12 (0-0-0-3-3)
18. Chris Phillips, OTT 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
19. Keith Carney, MIN 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
20. Zdeno Chara, BOS 4 (0-0-0-1-1)
21. Mathieu Schneider, DET 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
21. Robyn Regehr, CGY 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
23. Anton Volchenkov, OTT 3 (0-0-0-0-3)
24. Andrei Markov, MTL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
24. Bryan McCabe, TOR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
24. Alexei Zhitnik, ATL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
24. Kevin Bieksa, VAN 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

2006-2007 Vezina Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd
1. Martin Brodeur, N.J. 122 (16-14-0)
2. Roberto Luongo, VAN 116 (14-15-1)
3. Miikka Kiprusoff, CGY 7 (0-0-7)
3. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR 7 (0-0-7)
5. Dominik Hasek, DET 5 (0-0-5)
6. Niklas Backstrom, MIN 4 (0-1-1)
7. Ryan Miller, BUF 4 (0-0-4)
8. Rick DiPietro, NYI 2 (0-0-2)
8. J-S Giguere, ANA 2 (0-0-2)
10. Chris Mason, NSH 1 (0-0-1)

2006-2007 Jack Adams Award Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd
1. Alain Vigneault, VAN 134 (18-12-8)
2. Lindy Ruff, BUF 126 (11-18-17)
3. Michel Therrien, PIT 91 (11-10-6)
4. Barry Trotz, NSH 89 (11-7-13)
5. Ted Nolan, NYI 47 (5-5-7)
6. Mike Babcock, DET 40 (4-6-2)
7. Jacques Lemaire, MIN 32 (2-7-1)
8. Randy Carlyle, ANA 20 (3-1-2)
9. Dave Tippett, DAL 17 (1-3-3)
10. Bryan Murray, OTT 15 (3-0-0)
11. Claude Julien, N.J. 13 (1-1-5)
12. Tom Renney, NYR 11 (2-0-1)
13. Andy Murray, STL 5 (0-1-2)
14. Bob Hartley, ATL 4 (0-1-1)
15. Ron Wilson, S.J. 2 (0-0-2)
16. Paul Maurice, TOR 1 (0-0-1)
16. Joel Quenneville, COL 1 (0-0-1)

2006-2007 Calder Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th
1. Evgeni Malkin, PIT 1357 (120-21-2-0-0)
2. Paul Stastny, COL 965 (16-95-25-5-0)
3. Jordan Staal, PIT 565 (6-14-52-45-12)
4. Anze Kopitar, LA 417 (0-8-40-45-26)
5. Dustin Penner, ANA 107 (0-2-6-11-30)
6. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, S.J. 96 (1-0-8-11-13)
7. Matt Carle, S.J. 95 (0-0-5-13-31)
8. Wojtek Wolski, COL 30 (0-0-1-5-10)
9. Alexander Radulov, NSH 23 (0-1-1-2-5)
10. Travis Zajac, N.J. 13 (0-0-0-2-7)
11. Phil Kessel, BOS 11 (0-0-1-2-0)
12. Mike Smith, DAL 10 (0-0-1-1-2)
13. Gilbert Brule, CBJ 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
13. Ryane Clowe, S.J. 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
13. Dan Girardi, NYR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
13. Josh Harding, MIN 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
13. Drew Stafford, BUF 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

2006-2007 Lady Byng Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th
1. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 705 (38-26-18-15-8)
2. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 513 (26-19-19-6-7)
3. Joe Sakic, COL 354 (17-17-7-9-3)
4. Jay Pandolfo, N.J. 243 (16-5-7-4-1)
5. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, MIN 167 (6-3-13-4-9)
6. Nicklas Lidstrom, DET 147 (5-8-4-6-3)
7. Kristian Huselius, CGY 135 (4-6-6-6-5)
8. Tomas Kaberle, TOR 122 (1-9-6-5-4)
9. Teemu Selanne, ANA 107 (6-4-1-4-2)
10. Brad Richards, T.B. 107 (3-4-5-6-6)
11. Chris Drury, BUF 105 (2-5-5-7-4)
12. Patrick Marleau, S.J. 94 (0-5-7-6-6)
13. Jarome Iginla, CGY 84 (4-1-5-3-3)
14. Joe Thornton, S.J. 72 (2-3-3-4-4)
15. Paul Kariya, NSH 52 (1-1-4-4-3)
16. Daniel Sedin, VAN 52 (0-2-3-5-8)
17. Thomas Vanek, BUF 43 (2-1-1-3-2)
18. Marian Hossa, ATL 36 (1-0-4-1-3)
19. Vincent Lecavalier, T.B. 32 (1-1-2-0-5)
20. Vyacheslav Kozlov, ATL 27 (1-1-0-3-1)
21. Daniel Alfredsson, OTT 27 (0-1-1-4-3)
22. Steve Sullivan, NSH 26 (0-2-1-2-1)
23. Sergei Zubov, DAL 25 (0-1-1-3-4)
24. Kyle Wellwood, TOR 21 (0-1-1-2-3)
25. Andrew Brunette, COL 20 (0-1-1-2-2)
25. Jere Lehtinen, DAL 20 (0-1-1-2-2)
27. Jussi Jokinen, DAL 19 (0-1-0-4-0)
28. Henrik Zetterberg, DET 18 (1-0-1-1-0)
29. Sidney Crosby, PIT 17 (1-1-0-0-0)
30. Markus Naslund, VAN 16 (1-0-1-0-1)
31. Patrice Bergeron, BOS 16 (1-0-0-1-3)
32. Mark Recchi, PIT 15 (0-2-0-0-1)
32. Mark Streit, MTL 15 (0-2-0-0-1)
34. Jaromir Jagr, NYR 14 (0-2-0-0-0)
35. Simon Gagne, PHI 14 (0-0-2-1-1)
36. Rod Brind’Amour, CAR 13 (1-0-0-1-0)
37. Daniel Briere, BUF 12 (0-1-0-1-2)
38. Mike Modano, DAL 12 (0-0-1-2-1)
39. Tim Taylor, T.B. 11 (0-1-0-1-1)
40. Mike Knuble, PHI 10 (1-0-0-0-0)
41. Tom Preissing, OTT 10 (0-0-2-0-0)
42. Jordan Staal, PIT 9 (0-1-0-0-2)
43. J.P. Dumont, NSH 8 (0-0-1-1-0)
43. Brian Rafalski, N.J. 8 (0-0-1-1-0)
45. David Legwand, NSH 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
45. Trevor Linden, VAN 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
45. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, S.J. 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
48. Martin Straka, NYR 7 (0-0-0-0-7)
49. Pavol Demitra, MIN 6 (0-0-1-0-1)
50. Mike Ribeiro, DAL 6 (0-0-0-2-0)
51. Philippe Boucher, DAL 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
51. Miikka Kiprusoff, CGY 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
51. Chad LaRose, CAR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
51. Andy McDonald, ANA 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
51. Scott Niedermayer, ANA 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
51. Michael Nylander, NYR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
57. John Madden, N.J. 5 (0-0-0-1-2)
57. Zach Parise, N.J. 5 (0-0-0-1-2)
59. Phil Kessel, BOS 4 (0-0-0-1-1)
60. Jason Blake, NYI 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. Martin Brodeur, N.J. 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. Martin Gelinas, FLA 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. Mark Parrish, MIN 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. Ryan Smyth, NYI 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. David Vyborny, CBJ 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
60. Travis Zajac, N.J. 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
67. Wojtek Wolski, COL 3 (0-0-0-0-3)
68. Chris Higgins, MTL 2 (0-0-0-0-2)
69. Tony Amonte, CGY 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Shane Doan, PHX 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Jeff Hamilton, CHI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Roberto Luongo, VAN 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Toby Petersen, EDM 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Lee Stempniak, STL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Cam Ward, CAR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Doug Weight, STL 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
69. Stephen Weiss, FLA 1 (0-0-0-0-1)

2006-2007 Frank Selke Trophy Voting

Pts. 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th
1. Rod Brind’Amour, CAR 420 (16-21-7-23-9)
2. Samuel Pahlsson, ANA 405 (24-8-18-4-7)
3. Jay Pandolfo, N.J. 311 (16-10-10-7-10)
4. Chris Drury, BUF 300 (18-6-9-10-3)
5. Mike Fisher, OTT 272 (12-10-12-4-10)
6. Jere Lehtinen, DAL 211 (2-13-13-8-11)
7. Henrik Zetterberg, DET 200 (9-9-5-6-4)
8. Kris Draper, DET 183 (2-11-10-10-6)
9. Daymond Langkow, CGY 170 (6-7-9-3-7)
10. John Madden, N.J. 166 (5-9-4-8-9)
11. Daniel Alfredsson, OTT 139 (7-6-2-4-5)
12. David Legwand, NSH 103 (3-5-4-5-3)
13. Jordan Staal, PIT 83 (1-3-7-4-5)
14. Thomas Vanek, BUF 77 (3-3-3-3-2)
15. Joe Sakic, COL 75 (5-1-1-4-1)
16. Brian Rolston, MIN 74 (1-3-6-3-4)
17. Derek Roy, BUF 47 (2-2-1-2-2)
18. Martin St. Louis, T.B. 46 (3-2-0-0-2)
19. Chris Kelly, OTT 46 (0-3-2-4-3)
20. Pavel Datsyuk, DET 37 (1-2-2-1-0)
21. Joe Thornton, S.J. 27 (1-1-0-3-1)
22. Patrick Marleau, S.J. 20 (1-0-2-0-0)
23. Mike Sillinger, NYI 19 (0-1-0-3-3)
24. Jochen Hecht, BUF 11 (0-1-0-1-1)
25. Teemu Selanne, ANA 11 (0-0-2-0-1)
26. Shane Doan, PHX 10 (1-0-0-0-0)
26. Marian Hossa, ATL 10 (1-0-0-0-0)
26. Ian Laperriere, COL 10 (1-0-0-0-0)
29. Scott Gomez, N.J. 10 (0-1-0-1-0)
30. Mike Grier, S.J. 10 (0-0-1-1-2)
30. Olli Jokinen, FLA 10 (0-0-1-1-2)
32. Sergei Fedorov, CBJ 9 (0-1-0-0-2)
33. Kristian Huselius, CGY 8 (0-0-1-1-0)
34. Shawn Horcoff, EDM 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
34. Henrik Sedin, VAN 7 (0-1-0-0-0)
36. Radek Bonk, MTL 7 (0-0-1-0-2)
37. Mikko Koivu, MIN 7 (0-0-0-2-1)
37. Jason Pominville, BUF 7 (0-0-0-2-1)
39. Johan Franzen, DET 6 (0-0-1-0-1)
39. Bobby Holik, ATL 6 (0-0-1-0-1)
41. Vincent Lecavalier, T.B. 6 (0-0-0-2-0)
42. Blair Betts, NYR 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
42. Pierre-Marc Bouchard, MIN 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
42. Steve Sullivan, NSH 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
42. Keith Tkachuk, ATL 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
42. Todd White, MIN 5 (0-0-1-0-0)
47. Dany Heatley, OTT 5 (0-0-0-1-2)
48. Brad Richards, T.B. 4 (0-0-0-1-1)
48. Wes Walz, MIN 4 (0-0-0-1-1)
50. Chris Clark, WSH 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Jaromir Jagr, NYR 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Matthew Lombardi, CGY 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Mark Parrish, MIN 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Yanic Perreault, TOR 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Alexander Radulov, NSH 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
50. Antoine Vermette, OTT 3 (0-0-0-1-0)
57. Stephane Yelle, CGY 3 (0-0-0-0-3)
58. Bryan Smolinski, VAN 2 (0-0-0-0-2)
59. Sean Avery, NYR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Curtis Brown, S.J. 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Trent Hunter, NYI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Sami Kapanen, PHI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Chris Kunitz, ANA 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Todd Marchant, ANA 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Michael Nylander, NYR 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Chris Simon, NYI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Ryan Smyth, NYI 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
59. Maxime Talbot, PIT 1 (0-0-0-0-1)
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