NHL

NHL Awards at the Halfway Mark

Steve WelliverContributor IJanuary 14, 2009

Here are my NHL awards, for the first half of the season.  Let the arguments begin! 

Hart Trophy

Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals

Runners-Up: Jarome Iginla RW, Calgary; Marc Savard, C, Boston

Norris Trophy

Shea Weber, D, Nashville

Runners-Up:

Dan Boyle, D, San Jose; Zdeno Chara, Boston

Vezina Trophy

Tim Thomas, Boston

Runners-Up

Steve Mason, Columbus; Ryan Miller, Buffalo

Calder Trophy

Steve Mason, G, Columbus

Runners-Up:

Bobby Ryan, RW, Anaheim; Kris Versteeg, RW, Chicago

Lady Byng Trophy

Patrick Marleau, C San Jose

Runners-Up:

Pavel Datsyuk, C Detroit; Zach Parise, LW, New Jersey

Selke Trophy

Mike Richards, C, Philadelphia

Runners-Up:

Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit; Daymond Langkow, C, Calgary

Jack Adams Award

Todd McLellan, San Jose

Runners-Up:

Claude Julien, Boston; Joel Quenville, Chicago

Art Ross Trophy: Evgeni Malkin, C, Pittsburgh
Maurice Richard Trophy: Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington;

William J. Jennings Trophy: Boston - Tim Thomas and Manny Fernandez

All-NHL First Team:
G – Tim Thomas, Boston
D - Shea Weber, Nashville
D - Dan Boyle, San Jose
LW - Alexander Ovechkin, Washington
C – Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburg
RW - Jarome Iginla, Calgary

All-NHL Second Team:
G – Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota
D – Zdeno Chara, Boston
D – Mark Streit, New York
LW – Zach Parise, New Jersey
C – Marc Savard, Boston
RW – Ales Hemsky, Edmonton

All-Rookie First Team:
G - Steve Mason, Columbus
D - Alex Goligoski, Pittsburgh
D – Drew Doughty, Los Angeles
LW - Blake Wheeler, Boston
C – Derrick Brassard, Columbus
RW – Kris Versteeg, Chicago

All-Rookie Second Team:
G – Pekka Rinne - Nashville
D – Matt Hunwick - Boston
D – Karl Alzner - Washington
LW – James Neal - Dallas
C – Patrick Berglund, St. Louis
RW – Bobby Ryan, Anaheim

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