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Zetterberg named TSN player of the year

New honor recognizes regular-season, playoff excellence

Friday, 06.13.2008 / 10:57 AM ET / News
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Zetterberg named TSN player of the year
Conn Smythe Trophy winner Henrik Zetterberg has added another honor to his 2007-08 collection, as the Red Wings forward today was named the first TSN NHL Player of the Year. The honor goes to the most outstanding player of the full season (regular-season and playoffs) and was voted on by a 30-member panel consisting of current NHL players, coaches and GMs, the NHLPA executive director and the NHL on TSN broadcast team.

TSN will donate $5,000 (Canadian) to Zetterberg’s charity of choice in recognition of this honor.

The inaugural TSN NHL Player of the Year featured a showdown between playoff co-scoring leader and MVP, Zetterberg, and regular-season scoring leader and MVP, Alexander Ovechkin. Zetterberg prevailed with 97 points, including 13 first-place votes, while Ovechkin was runner-up with 81 points and 12 first-place nods. Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom finished third with 38 points, including three first-place votes. (See detailed voting results below.)

While leading the Red Wings to their 11th Stanley Cup championship, Zetterberg tied for the playoff lead in goals scored (13) – among them the Stanley Cup-winning goal – and total points (27) to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.

Ovechkin led the regular-season in goals (65) and total points (112) to become just the second player to win both the Rocket Richard Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy in the same season, leading the Washington Capitals back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002-03. At the NHL Awards Show, Ovechkin captured both the Hart Trophy and Pearson Award.

Six-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom became the first European-born and trained captain to win the Stanley Cup. Lidstrom led all defensemen in regular-season assists (60), points (70) and plus/minus rating (+40).

While the NHL’s Hart Trophy and Conn Smythe Trophy honor the league’s most valuable player for the regular-season and playoffs, respectively, the TSN NHL Player of the Year recognizes the most outstanding player based on combined performance in the regular-season and playoffs.

Voters include NHL general managers Brian Burke, Cliff Fletcher, Kevin Lowe and Bryan Murray; NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly; NHL coaches Guy Carbonneau, Wayne Gretzky, Tom Renney and Alain Vigneault; and NHL players Martin Biron, Ryan Miller, Martin St. Louis, Joe Sakic, Joe Thornton and Marty Turco. Voters ranked their top three choices; first-place votes were worth five points, second-place votes, three points, and third-place votes, one point. 

Voting Results (5-3-1 point system)
1. Henrik Zetterberg (97 points)
1st: 13
2nd: 9
3rd: 5

2. Alexander Ovechkin (81 points)
1st: 12
2nd: 6
3rd: 3

3. Nicklas Lidstrom (38 points)
1st: 3
2nd: 5
3rd: 8

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 56 27 25 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 125 151 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89