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2023 NHL Awards Primer: Mitch Marner is a finalist for the Selke Trophy

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11 months ago
The 2023 NHL Awards are being held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday night.
Mitch Marner is the lone member of the Toronto Maple Leafs who’s a finalist for an award. He’s up for the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy for the league’s best defensive forward, along with Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils.
Below are the awards that are being handed out on Monday night and those who are finalists…

Hart Trophy

Awarded annually to the NHL player voted most valuable to his team by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins
Matthew Tkachuk, Florida Panthers

Ted Lindsay Award

Awarded annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the NHL Players’ Association.
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins

Calder Memorial Trophy

Awarded annually to the best rookie in the NHL as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Matty Beniers, Seattle Kraken
Owen Power, Buffalo Sabres
Stuart Skinner, Edmonton Oilers

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Awarded annually to the best defenseman in the NHL as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Adam Fox, New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
Cale Makar, Colorado Avalanche

Vezina Trophy

Awarded annually to the goalie voted the best at his position by NHL general managers.
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Ilya Sorokin, New York Islanders
Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins

Frank J. Selke Trophy

Awarded annually to the forward voted to best excel in the defensive aspects of the game as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils
Mitch Marner, Toronto Maple Leafs

Lady Byng Trophy

Awarded annually to the player voted best to combine sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability as voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Jack Hughes, New Jersey Devils
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning

King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community. The winner is chosen by select members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.
Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
Anders Lee, New York Islanders
Darnell Nurse, Edmonton Oilers

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Awarded annually to the NHL player voted to best exemplify the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes
Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
Alex Stalock, Chicago Blackhawks

Jack Adams Award

Awarded annually to the coach in the NHL who has “contributed the most to his team’s success” as voted on by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.
Dave Hakstol, Seattle Kraken
Jim Montgomery, Boston Bruins
Lindy Ruff, New Jersey Devils

Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award

Awarded annually to the general manager who best excelled at his role during the regular season. It is voted on by the league’s GMs and a panel of NHL executives and print and broadcast media after the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Jim Nill, Dallas Stars
Don Sweeney, Boston Bruins
Bill Zito, Florida Panthers

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