Canucks collect consolation prizes

Canucks forward Ryan Kesler accepts the Frank J. Selke Trophy during the NHL Awards at the Palms...

Canucks forward Ryan Kesler accepts the Frank J. Selke Trophy during the NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, June 22, 2011. (ETHAN MILLER/Getty Images/AFP)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:08 PM ET

LAS VEGAS - The Vancouver Canucks came up a game short in the Stanley Cup final.

But they got some consolation Wednesday night as they walked away with a lot of the individual silverware at the NHL Awards.

Daniel Sedin, already in possession of the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer, took home the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's outstanding player as recognized by his peers, one of five individual awards for the Canucks.

Lindsay, one of the driving forces behind the founding of the NHL Players Association, was on hand to present the award. After host Jay Mohr had joked about having a trophy named after him, Lindsay joked: "It's no Jay Mohr Trophy, but it's still not bad."

"It means a lot to get the recognition (from the other players)," said Sedin. "It means a lot to me."

Canucks general manager Mike Gillis was recognized by his peers for doing the best job in the 2010-11 season while forward Ryan Kesler was recognized as the runaway winner of the Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward.

Vancouver goaltenders Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider earned the Jennings Trophy for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.

Kesler earned 1,179 points, including 105 first-place votes, to beat out Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings.

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