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Red Wings Awards

Discussion in 'Football, Baseball, and Hockey' started by Superstarov, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Superstarov

    Superstarov First Round Draft Pick

    Aug 14, 2005
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    Midland, MI
    From NHL.com

    The Detroit Red Wings' Nicklas Lidstrom captured the Norris Trophy for the fourth time as the League's outstanding defenseman. Lidstrom led all NHL blueliners in scoring with a career-high 80 points (16 goals, 64 assists), helping the Presidents' Trophy winners post a 14-0-0 record when he scored a goal. Lidstrom ranked third in the NHL in ice time per game (28:06) and posted a +21 rating.

    Lidstrom's teammate Pavel Datsyuk won his first
    Lady Byng Trophy for combining sportsmanship with a high standard of play. Datsyuk led the Red Wings in scoring with a career-high 87 points (28 goals, 59 assists), the most by a Detroit player since Brendan Shanahan's 88 in 1996-97, and was the first Red Wing to tally 50 assists in a season since Steve Yzerman, also in 1996-97.

    And in great news Sidney "The Human Hype" Crosby didn't win the Clader!!!!

    Other honorees included Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin, who won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Ovechkin was a near-unanimous selection, receiving 124 of 129 first-place votes and five second-place votes for 1,275 points. The 20-year-old Moscow native led all rookies in scoring with 106 points and became the second rookie in history to tally 50 goals and 100 points in a season, following Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne in 1992-93. Ovechkin also led the NHL in shots with 425, the most ever for a rookie, and ranked third among all players in points.

    See the complete list here.

    (Man will it be nice to not have to see that thread named "Congratulations Carolina Hurricanes..." on the main page anymore.:)

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