The final votes revealed that Jacob Markstrom was nearly nominated for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender, and a total of three Canucks players received Hart Trophy votes. Canucks players also received votes for the Norris, Selke, and Lady Byng trophies, while Travis Green and Jim Benning were considered for the Coach of the Year and GM of the Year awards, respectively.
Article content Cale Makar kept the Vancouver Canucks from repeating as the Calder Memorial Trophy winner. Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes finished runner-up to Makar, a defenceman from the Colorado Avalanche, for the NHL rookie-of-the-year award Monday. The league announced five year-end awards ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
From Thatcher Demko praise & blame to potential UFA signings, here’s what happened last week on The Quickie. Blame it on Thatcher Vegas should have won the Stanley Cup. Then, Thatcher came along.