The 2006-07 MVP beat out Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf and Claude Giroux
of the Philadelphia Flyers at the league’s awards dinner in Las
“To the Professional Hockey Writers Association thank you for
selecting me, to the Penguins organization, my teammates, our fans,
thank you for all your support and to my family I am happy to share
this with you guys and appreciate all of the sacrifices you made to
allow me to play the game I love everyday,” Crosby, 26, said.
Crosby posted 36 goals and a league-leading 68 assists and 104
points, leading the Penguins to their second consecutive division
He scored points in 60 of the 80 games he played, including 30
multi-point performances, and never went more than two consecutive
games without adding to his tally.
In other major awards, Boston’s Tuukka Rask claimed his first Vezina
Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.
Rask topped the NHL with seven shutouts, and was second in save
percentage (.930), fourth in goals-against average (2.04) and fifth
Chicago Blackhawk Duncan Keith claimed the Norris Trophy as top
defenseman for the second time having previously won in 2009-10.
He led the NHL's defensemen in assists with 55 for the year and was
ranked second with 61 points to power a Chicago offense that led the
league with 267 goals.
The Calder Trophy for the rookie-of-the-year went to Nathan
MacKinnon from the Colorado Avalanche who, at 18, became the
youngest recipient of the award.
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He led the rookies in points (63), assists (39), power-play goals
(eight) and shots (241) and was tied for goals (24) and game-winning
goals (five) to receive 130 of 137 first-place votes.
Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche claimed the Jack Adams Award
as the best coach after lifting the Avalanche (52-22-8, 112 points)
to a historic turnaround in his rookie season.
The team finished third in the overall League standings after
placing 29th in 2012-13.
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by Ian Ransom)
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