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NHL roundup: 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.

--- 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.

---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).

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---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.

---Bergeron of the 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.

---Bruins forward Nathan Horton is listed as day to day with an undisclosed injury, but WEEI reported Friday that he has a shoulder injury.

According to the Boston radio station, Horton has a chronic left shoulder separation that started when he got into a fight with the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jarome Iginla during the regular season.

---The Nashville Predators announced that they acquired defenseman TJ Brennan in a trade with the Florida Panthers for forward Bobby Butler.

Brennan, 24, had 10 points (three goals and seven assists) in a combined 29 games for the Buffalo Sabres and Panthers this season.

Butler, a right wing, had 11 points (four goals and seven assists) for Nashville.
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