Amidst practice days between Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup final, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scooped up some hardware.
Toews, 25, won the Frank J. Selke Award as the league’s best defensive forward at Friday’s NHL awards announcement in Chicago.
A total of nine award recipients were revealed.
The Ted Lindsay Award, as well as the Hart, Calder, Norris, and Vezina trophies, will be handed out Saturday.
Veteran Tampa Bay Lightning winger Martin St. Louis completed the Lady Byng Award hat trick, honoured as the NHL’s most gentlemanly player for a third time.
Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean and captain Daniel Alfredsson picked up a win each. MacLean, in his second year behind the Sens bench, captured the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year. Alfredsson took home the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero, the architect of two major trade deadline moves, was given the fourth ever GM of the Year Award.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding (Masterson Trophy), Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg (NHL Foundation Player Award), and Patrice Bergeron (King Clancy Memorial Trophy) round out the winners list.
Last week, Sportsnet reported P.K. Subban will be this year’s Norris Trophy winner as best defenceman. Subban, 24, was the leading scorer amongst all blueliners with 38 points in 42 games in the lockout-shortened season.