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The 2019 NHL Awards, By SBN and Canes Country

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If they won’t let us vote, then we’ll do it ourselves.

NHL Trophies Displayed At MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Ahead Of The 2019 NHL Awards Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Later tonight, the NHL will honor the best of the 2018-19 season at the annual NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Every year, members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association select their top five for a handful of awards, then the votes are weighted and tallied to decide who wins each award. Like most fans, those of us at SBN Hockey have opinions on who should win. And like most fans, very few of us — and none of the CC writers — are members of the PHWA, so we don’t get a say in the process.

So, this year, we did the next best thing: we voted for the awards ourselves.

Thanks to Taylor Baird, the managing editor of Defending Big D, who compiled the votes for all of the SBN blogs. The winners for each award are in the images below, and below that are how the CC staff that participated in voting submitted their ballots. The SBN awards did not include the Vezina or Jack Adams trophies, because those are not voted on by the PHWA, but in the interest of completeness (and, uh, certainly not at all because the Hurricanes have a front-runner for a Jack Adams nod) we tallied our own ballots for those awards.

Here goes!


Hart Trophy

SBN Awards: Hart Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Nikita Kucherov Sidney Crosby Connor McDavid Alexander Ovechkin Patrick Kane
Brian Nikita Kucherov Sidney Crosby Brad Marchand Nathan MacKinnon Connor McDavid
Brett Nikita Kucherov Nathan MacKinnon Connor McDavid Patrick Kane Brad Marchand
Ford Nikita Kucherov Nathan MacKinnon Patrick Kane Sidney Crosby Elias Pettersson
Jake Connor McDavid Alex Ovechkin Mark Giordano Sebastian Aho Nikita Kucherov
Justin Nikita Kucherov Connor McDavid Patrick Kane Sidney Crosby Nathan MacKinnon

SBN Top Five

  1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning: 428 points (36 first-place votes)
  2. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers: 237 (8)
  3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins: 188 (2)
  4. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche: 146 (2)
  5. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks: 58

Norris Trophy

SBN Awards: Norris Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Victor Hedman Brent Burns Mark Giordano Jaccob Slavin Ryan McDonagh
Brian Mark Giordano Jaccob Slavin John Carlson Brent Burns Vince Dunn
Brett Mark Giordano Brent Burns Morgan Rielly Jaccob Slavin Erik Karlsson
Ford Mark Giordano Jaccob Slavin Morgan Reilly Brent Burns Roman Josi
Jake Mark Giordano Victor Hedman John Carlson Jaccob Slavin Roman Josi
Justin Brent Burns Morgan Reilly John Carlson Mark Giordano Roman Josi

SBN Top Five

  1. Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames: 374 points (26 first-place votes)
  2. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks: 198 (7)
  3. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning: 177 (5)
  4. John Carlson, Washington Capitals: 111 (2)
  5. Morgan Rielly, Toronto Maple Leafs: 111 (1)

Calder Trophy

SBN Awards: Calder Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Elias Pettersson Rasmus Dahlin Andrei Svechnikov Brady Tkachuk Miro Heiskanen
Brian Elias Pettersson Miro Heiskanen Jordan Binnington Andrei Svechnikov Brady Tkachuk
Brett Elias Pettersson Rasmus Dahlin Miro Heiskanen Jordan Binnington Brady Tkachuk
Ford Elias Pettersson Rasmus Dahlin Miro Heiskanen Jordan Binnington Andreas Johnsson
Jake Elias Pettersson Andrei Svechnikov Jordan Binnington Miro Heiskanen Cale Makar
Justin Elias Pettersson Jordan Binnington Andrei Svechnikov Rasmus Dahlin Brady Tkachuk

SBN Top Five

  1. Elias Pettersson, Vancouver Canucks: 463 points (39 first-place votes)
  2. Rasmus Dahlin, Buffalo Sabres: 226 (3)
  3. Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues: 215 (5)
  4. Miro Heiskanen, Dallas Stars: 197 (3)
  5. Brady Tkachuk, Ottawa Senators: 94

Selke Trophy

SBN Awards: Selke Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Ryan O'Reilly Mark Stone Patrice Bergeron Sidney Crosby Jordan Staal
Brian Mark Stone Patrice Bergeron Sean Couturier Sidney Crosby Jordan Staal
Brett Mark Stone Ryan O’Reilly Patrice Bergeron Sidney Crosby Aleksander Barkov
Ford Ryan O'Reilly Jordan Staal Mark Stone Aleksander Barkov Patrice Bergeron
Jake Patrice Bergeron Sidney Crosby Sebastian Aho Jack Eichel John Tavares
Justin Aleksander Barkov Patrice Bergeron Ryan O'Reilly Claude Giroux Jordan Staal

SBN Top Five

  1. Mark Stone, Vegas Golden Knights: 355 points (24 first-place votes)
  2. Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues: 254 (9)
  3. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins: 208 (7)
  4. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins: 149 (3)
  5. Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers: 58 (1)

Lady Byng Trophy

SBN Awards: Lady Byng Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Sean Monahan Ryan O'Reilly Aleksander Barkov Jaccob Slavin Sidney Crosby
Brian Jaccob Slavin Sean Monahan Marc-Edouard Vlasic Aleksander Barkov Morgan Rielly
Brett Aleksander Barkov Sean Monahan Ryan O'Reilly Jaccob Slavin Samuel Girard
Ford Aleksander Barkov Sean Monahan Jaccob Slavin Tyler Seguin Ryan O'Reilly
Jake Nicklas Backstrom Jaccob Slavin Dylan Larkin Victor Hedman Henrik Lundqvist
Justin Jaccob Slavin Mitch Marner Sebastian Aho John Tavares Patrice Bergeron

SBN Top Five

  1. Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers: 328 points (26 first-place votes)
  2. Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames: 191 (4)
  3. Ryan O’Reilly, St. Louis Blues: 175(4)
  4. Samuel Girard, Colorado Avalanche: 63 (1)
  5. Matt Duchene, Columbus Blue Jackets: 48 (2)

Masterton Trophy

SBN Awards: Masterton Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Cody Joe Thornton Robin Lehner Nick Foligno Justin Williams Matt Cullen
Brian Robin Lehner Joe Thornton Nick Foligno Curtis McElhinney Patrick Eaves
Brett Robin Lehner Nick Foligno Corey Crawford Michael Grabner Jack Campbell
Ford Robin Lehner Michael Grabner Rocco Grimaldi Curtis McElhinney Corey Crawford
Jake Patrick Eaves Robin Lehner Curtis McElhinney Joe Thornton Matt Cullen
Justin Joe Thornton Nick Foligno Mark Giordano Curtis McElhinney Jacob Markstrom

SBN Top Five

  1. Robin Lehner, New York Islanders: 395 points (34 first-place votes)
  2. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks: 170 (5)
  3. Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets: 168 (3)
  4. Patrick Eaves, Anaheim Ducks: 84 (3)
  5. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks: 71 (1)

Non-PHWA Awards (voted on by CC Staff)

Vezina Trophy - Top Goaltender

  1. Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars: 52 points (4 first-place votes)
  2. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning: 48 (2)
  3. Robin Lehner, New York Islanders: 26
  4. John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks: 9
  5. Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets: 7
  6. Jordan Binnington, St. Louis Blues: 6
  7. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators: 4
  8. Darcy Kuemper, Arizona Coyotes: 3
  9. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights: 1

SBN Awards: Vezina Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Brian Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Robin Lehner John Gibson Sergei Bobrovsky
Cody Andrei Vasilevskiy Ben Bishop Sergei Bobrovsky Robin Lehner Jordan Binnington
Justin Andrei Vasilevskiy Robin Lehner Ben Bishop Pekka Rinne Marc-Andre Fleury
Andrew S Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Jordan Binnington Robin Lehner Sergei Bobrovsky
Ford Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy John Gibson Robin Lehner Pekka Rinne
Brett Ben Bishop Andrei Vasilevskiy Robin Lehner Darcy Kuemper John Gibson

Jack Adams Trophy - Coach of the Year

  1. Jon Cooper, Tampa Bay Lightning: 52 points (4 first-place votes)
  2. Barry Trotz, New York Islanders: 39 (1)
  3. Rod Brind’Amour, Carolina Hurricanes: 32 (1)
  4. Craig Berube, St. Louis Blues: 16
  5. (tie) Bill Peters, Calgary Flames and Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins: 6
  6. Todd Reirden, Washington Capitals: 3
  7. (tie) Peter DeBoer, San Jose Sharks and Jim Montgomery, Dallas Stars: 1

SBN Awards: Jack Adams Trophy

Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Voter 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Brian Barry Trotz Jon Cooper Rod Brind’Amour Craig Berube Bill Peters
Justin Jon Cooper Rod Brind’Amour Barry Trotz Bill Peters Peter DeBoer
Cody Jon Cooper Rod Brind’Amour Craig Berube Barry Trotz Bill Peters
Andrew S Rod Brind’Amour Barry Trotz Jon Cooper Todd Reirden Bruce Cassidy
Ford Jon Cooper Barry Trotz Bruce Cassidy Craig Berube Bill Peters
Brett Jon Cooper Barry Trotz Craig Berube Rod Brind’Amour Jim Montgomery

We didn’t tally votes for the GM of the Year award - because the entire PHWA doesn’t vote on it, and frankly I forgot to ask the CC staff for their votes - and for the Mark Messier Leadership Award - which, despite the fact that Justin Williams should be a shoo-in to win this year, is a ridiculous award in the first place. Also, none of us is Mark Messier.

How would your ballots have looked? We’d love to see them in the comments!