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Penguins' Crosby heads list on NHL awards ballot

By John Vogl

The ballots for the NHL's top awards are due today. Most awards are voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, and it has encouraged its members to publish their votes. So, here you go.

HART TROPHY ("to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team")

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh
Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim
Semyon Varlamov, Colorado
Jamie Benn, Dallas
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia

NORRIS TROPHY ("to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position")

Shea Weber, Nashville
Zdeno Chara, Boston
Ryan Suter, Minnesota
Drew Doughty, Los Angeles
Duncan Keith, Chicago

CALDER TROPHY ("to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition")

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado
Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay
Jacob Trouba, Winnipeg
Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay
Frederik Andersen, Anaheim

LADY BYNG TROPHY ("to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability")

Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado
Patrice Bergeron, Boston
Patrick Marleau, San Jose
Jason Pominville, Minnesota
Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay

SELKE TROPHY ("to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game")

Patrice Bergeron, Boston
Jonathan Toews, Chicago
Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles
Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado
Joe Thornton, San Jose


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