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Team Canada Alumni Take Home Hardware at NHL Awards
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June 23, 2011
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2010 Olympic gold medallist Corey Perry was the big winner at Wednesday night’s NHL Awards in Las Vegas, taking home the Hart Trophy as the league’s most valuable player as well as the Rocket Richard Trophy as the top goal scorer.

The Anaheim Ducks winger, who also wore the red and white of Team Canada at the 2002 Eight Nations Cup (summer U18), 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship and 2010 IIHF World Championship, was the league’s lone 50-goal scorer, scoring 19 times in his final 16 games to reach the magical mark and help lift the Ducks from 11th in the Western Conference to fourth.

Perry is the 11th Team Canada alum to win the award since 1980, joining Wayne Gretzky (1980-87, 1989), Mario Lemieux (1988, 1993, 1996), Mark Messier (1990, 1992), Eric Lindros (1995), Chris Pronger (2000), Joe Sakic (2001), Jose Theodore (2002), Martin St. Louis (2004), Joe Thornton (2006) and Sidney Crosby (2007).

While he was beat out by Perry for the Hart, St. Louis did take home a trophy of his own, winning his second consecutive Lady Byng Trophy as the league’s most gentlemanly player.

St. Louis, who represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup, 2006 Olympics and 20 IIHF World Championships, finished second to Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin in scoring while accumulating just 12 penalty minutes, second fewest of any player in the top 20 of league scoring.

Jeff Skinner capped off an impressive season by winning the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie. The 19-year-old, who played for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team in 2009 and at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, led all rookies in scoring with 63 points and finished third with 31 goals.

Vancouver Canucks netminder Roberto Luongo claimed the William Jennings Trophy, along with goaltending partner Cory Schneider, as the duo with the lowest goals against average, posting a 2.20 mark for the Presidents Trophy-winning Canucks. Luongo is a Team Canada veteran, having appeared in two Olympics (2006, 2010), four IIHF World Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005), two IIHF World Junior Championships (1998, 1999) and the 2004 World Cup.

In addition to the four winners, eight other Team Canada alumni were nominated for awards:

HART TROPHY (NHL MVP)
Martin St. Louis (2004 World Cup, 2006 Olympics, 2008 IIHF World Championship, 2009 IIHF World Championship)

NORRIS TROPHY (TOP DEFENCEMAN)
Shea Weber (2005 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2007 IIHF World Championship, 2009 IIHF World Championship, 2010 Olympics)

VEZINA TROPHY (TOP GOALTENDER)
Roberto Luongo (1998 IIHF World Junior Championship, 1999 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2001 IIHF World Championship, 2003 IIHF World Championship, 2004 IIHF World Championship, 2004 World Cup, 2005 IIHF World Championship, 2006 Olympics, 2010 Olympics)

SELKE TROPHY (TOP DEFENSIVE FORWARD)
Jonathan Toews (2005 Junior World Cup, 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2007 IIHF World Championship, 2008 IIHF World Championship, 2010 Olympics)

CALDER TROPHY (TOP ROOKIE)
Logan Couture (2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship)

JACK ADAMS AWARD (TOP COACH)
Barry Trotz (2002 IIHF World Championship, 2003 IIHF World Championship, 2009 IIHF World Championship)

Alain Vigneault (1989 IIHF World Junior Championship, 1991 IIHF World Junior Championship)

MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD
Shane Doan (1999 IIHF World Championship, 2003 IIHF World Championship, 2004 World Cup, 2005 IIHF World Championship, 2006 Olympics, 2007 IIHF World Championship, 2008 IIHF World Championship, 2009 IIHF World Championship)

BILL MASTERTON TROPHY (PERSEVERANCE, SPORTSMANSHIP AND DEDICATION TO HOCKEY)
Daymond Langkow (1993 Pacific Cup, 1996 IIHF World Junior Championship)

TED LINDSAY AWARD (MVP, VOTED BY NHLPA)
Corey Perry (2002 Eight Nations Cup, 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2010 Olympics, 2010 IIHF World Championship)

Steven Stamkos (2007 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, 2007 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka, 2008 IIHF World Junior Championship, 2009 IIHF World Championship, 2010 IIHF World Championship)


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