NBC Sports Network to Air 2013 NHL Awards

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June 13th, 2013

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NBC SPORTS NETWORK TO AIR 2013 NHL AWARDS

Show Airs Saturday Night at 7 p.m. ET Prior to Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final from Chicago

NEW YORK – June 13, 2013 – NBC Sports Network will present an NHL Awards show Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. The NHL Awards will be co-produced this year by NBC Sports Network and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) live from the United Center in Chicago, Ill.

Due to the unique format of the 2013 NHL season, the NHL is dividing the awards into two television specials over two days with NBC Sports Network covering the Hart Trophy (Most Valuable Player), Vezina Trophy (Outstanding Goaltender), Norris Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman), Calder Trophy (Outstanding Rookie) and Ted Lindsay Award (Outstanding Player) on Saturday night; and the NHL Network covering the remaining 11 awards (listed below) on Friday night.

NBC Sports Network’s coverage will be hosted by Liam McHugh, who will alternate interviewing award-winners with CBC’s Ron Maclean.

Tomorrow (Friday, June 14) at 5 p.m. ET, NHL Network will televise the announcement of the winners of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, Jack Adams Award, King Clancy Memorial Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, NHL Foundation Player Award and the NHL General Manager of the Year Award.

Among the most popular events on the NHL calendar, the NHL Awards will return to Las Vegas in 2014. Since 2008, the NHL’s biggest names have joined with celebrities from music, stage and screen in Las Vegas to celebrate the best hockey players in the world in a star-studded spectacular.

Following are the 2013 NHL Awards finalists, in alphabetical order:

BILL MASTERTON MEMORIAL TROPHY (Perseverance and dedication to hockey)
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild
Adam McQuaid, Boston Bruins

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY
(Top rookie)
Brendan Gallagher, Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan Huberdeau, Florida Panthers
Brandon Saad, Chicago Blackhawks

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY
(Top defensive forward)
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY
(Most valuable player to his team)
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
John Tavares, New York Islanders

JACK ADAMS AWARD
(Top head coach)
Bruce Boudreau, Anaheim Ducks
Paul MacLean, Ottawa Senators
Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY
(Top defenseman)
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens
Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY
(Best sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability)
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Moulson, New York Islanders
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

MARK MESSIER NHL LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED BY BRIDGESTONE

Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators
Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings
Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

NHL GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Marc Bergevin, Montreal Canadiens
Bob Murray, Anaheim Ducks
Ray Shero, Pittsburgh Penguins

TED LINDSAY AWARD
(Most outstanding player as voted by members of the NHLPA)
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

VEZINA TROPHY
(Top goaltender)
Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers
Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks

 
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