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NHL awards: MacLean named coach of the year

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Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was named NHL coach of the year on Friday, as the league announced a number of award winners.

MacLean won the Jack Adams Award by accumulating 206 voting points, including 28 first-place votes, in the balloting by the NHL Broadcasters' Association.

Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks was second with 22 first-place votes and 160 points, and Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks was third with six first-place votes and 88 points.

MacLean guided the Senators (25-17-6) to a berth in the Stanley Cup

Playoffs despite the extended absence of several key players due to injury.

--- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward.

He beat out second-place Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings for the honor in balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

Toews, 25, shared the league lead with 56 takeaways and ranked second in the NHL with a 59.9 faceoff percentage.

---Ray Shero of the Pittsburgh Penguins was named the NHL General Manager of the Year.

Shero received 14 first-place votes among the 39 ballots cast from a panel of NHL executives and media.

He had 94 points to win a close three-way race over Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks (88) and Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens (75).

The Penguins (36-12-0) reached the playoffs for theseventh consecutive season.

---Right wing Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

St. Louis received 47 first-place votes and 824 points.

Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks (785) was second and Matt Moulson of

the New York Islanders (741) third.

---Bergeron of the Boston Bruins won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and who has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community."

--- Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson won the Mark Messier Leadership Award, which is given to "the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season."

---Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding was the recipient of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." The award was presented by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

---Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg took the Foundation Player Award, which goes to the player who "applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community."

Several other awards, including the Hart Trophy for the league's MVP and the Vezina Trophy for the NHL's top goaltender, will be announced Saturday.
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