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Masterton Trophy finalists include Jagr

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils shares a laugh with referee Brad Meier #34 during a game...

Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils shares a laugh with referee Brad Meier #34 during a game against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

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Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils, Manny Malhotra of the Carolina Hurricanes and Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers were named three finalists for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The award goes to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey."

The winner will be announced June 24.

Jagr was named team MVP 2013-14 at age 42 after he led the club in assists (43), points (67), plus-minus (plus-16), game-winning goals (six) and shots (231). Malhotra, 33, was the Vancouver Canucks' Masterton nominee in 2011-12 after returning from a serious eye injury suffered the season before. Signed by Carolina's American Hockey League affiliate on Oct. 3, he proved he wasn't done and signed as a free agent with the Hurricanes four weeks later. He appeared in 69 regular-season games, assumed a leadership role in serving as an alternate captain and ranked second among all NHL players in face-off percentage (59.4 percent).

Moore, 33, returned to the NHL this season after taking a leave of absence in 2012 to care for his wife, Katie, after she had been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer. His wife died at age 32 in January of 2013.

Moore, who established the Katie Moore Foundation, helped the team to a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division.


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