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Golden Knights Results At NHL Awards

Should have been a Selke candidate, could have been a Hart candidate, but the Lady Byng will have to do. (Photo Credit: Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

For every Golden Knight, any trophy they win tonight is not the one they really wanted. However, a little hardware for an amazing season never hurt anybody. Vegas has four finalists in four separate categories at the 2018 NHL Awards. William Karlsson is up for Lady Byng (sportsmanship), Deryk Engelland for Mark Messier Leadership Award, Gerard Gallant is a shoe-in for Jack Adams (coach of the year), and George McPhee for GM of the Year.

The other finalists for each award are as follows. (We will update each award with the winner as well as some quotes and whatever else we come across throughout the night)

Lady Byng Trophy

William Karlsson (VGK)
Aleksander Barkov (FLA)
Ryan O’Reilly (BUF)

Winner: William Karlsson

To be honest I’m more nervous, kind of scared. What if I win? I have to go up on the stage, it’s kind of scary. For sure (scarier than playing the Stanley Cup Final). Much more. At least I know what I do on the ice. Going up on the stage and potentially having to speak to a lot of people is a lot scarier. -William Karlsson

It’s very special, just looking back a year ago who would have thought I would have been sitting here nominated for an award, but to win it, it’s been a crazy year. -Karlsson

Messier Leadership Award

Deryk Engelland (VGK)
Wayne Simmonds (PHI)
Blake Wheeler (WPG)

Winner: Deryk Engelland

It’s a huge honor. Growing up in Edmonton and northern BC you are an Edmonton fan, especially in the 80s, so to watch them play it was extremely special and now to be standing here accepting the award from him (Mark Messier), it’s going to definitely go up on the wall in my house. -Deryk Engelland

Jack Adams Award

Gerard Gallant (VGK)
Jared Bednar (COL)
Bruce Cassidy (BOS)

Winner: Gerard Gallant

My coaching staff is very involved in what we do. They are great guys and they all work very hard. For me being nominated, it’s about our coaching staff. They are the guys who work hard, I’m the guy who gets the credit. -Gerard Gallant

General Manager of the Year

George McPhee (VGK)
Kevin Cheveldayoff (WPG)
Steve Yzerman (TBL)

Winner: George McPhee

Going to have the family here and enjoy a night where a lot of awards are being handed out and some great players being recognized so we’ll have a fun night and then we’ll fly out to Dallas and get to work. -George McPhee

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  1. RJ

    The two voters I’m most interested in checking out:

    -The one voter who gave Karlsson that first place Hart vote. Gotta buy that guy or gal a beer.

    -The one voter who left Gallant off their ballot. Gotta buy that guy or gal a Diet Zima.

  2. Rob

    Awesome job guys! Too bad we weren’t up against the kings for all four awards… woulda been fun to sweep them again.

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