2018 NHL Awards Tracker
2018 NHL Awards Tracker
Awards are won over the course of an 82-game season. The front-runners we see at the beginning of the year may not even be among the finalists by the end of the season. Here's a look at where the races stand for some of the top awards in the NHL week by week.
Hart Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the most valuable player.
3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
You know how great Evgeni Malkin has been recently? How he keeps scoring and producing, is helping the Penguins climb the standings and is building a resume for the Hart? Well, guess what? Alex Ovechkin still has more goals than Malkin and his Caps are still ahead of Pittsburgh in the standings. You can't talk about Malkin as an MVP candidate and leave Ovechkin out.
2. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Patrice Bergeron is not your typical Hart candidate. He deserves consideration for what he is doing on both ends of the ice. His offensive numbers are great (27 goals, 24 assists), but alone are not Hart-worthy. Those numbers plus how dominant he is defensively means he is absolutely a legitimate candidate.
1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikita Kucherov's incredible season continues as he continues to separate himself from the pack. He leads the NHL by a full eight points (76).
Awarded to the top goalie.
3. Frederik Andersen, Toronto Maple Leafs
Forget about Auston Matthews, Frederik Andersen is the MVP in Toronto. No goalie has faced as many shots as Andersen and it's not close. With over 100 more shots than any other goalie, he still has managed 29 wins in 49 games, a .922 save percentage and four shutouts.
2. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
Pekka Rinne is tied for second in the league in wins with Connor Hellebuyck and Frederik Andersen, but he has played fewer games than both, has a better save percentage than both and a better GAA than both.
1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
No one in the NHL has more shutouts (7) or wins (34) than Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Calder Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the rookie of the year.
3. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins
No rookie is playing more per game than Charlie McAvoy, who has already established himself as a top defenseman.
2. Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
With the spotlight shining for the All-Star festivities, Brock Boeser stole the show by winning the shooting accuracy event in the skills competition and getting named the MVP of the All-Star Game.
1. Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
Mathew Barzal has three five-point games this season. No one in the NHL has more than one. He now leads all rookies in points by a wide margin with 62.
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the top defenseman.
3. P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators
It is hard to find a defenseman in the NHL as complete as P.K. Subban. Not only is he a dominant defenseman, he is also fourth among all blueliners in scoring with 44 points.
2. John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
John Klingberg continues his incredible season with 52 points in 57 games and he has managed it with a plus-13 for the season meaning his offensive production is not coming at the expense of the defense.
1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
Drew Doughty leads the entire NHL in time on ice per game. He is the top defenseman for one of the top defensive teams in the league and he is playing some really tough minutes.
Jack Adams Award
Awarded to the coach of the year.
3. Paul Maurice, Winnipeg Jets
The Jets did not make the playoffs last season. Now, they have the fifth-best record in the NHL. That is a remarkable turnaround Paul Maurice has orchestrated there.
2. Bruce Cassidy, Boston Bruins
The surging Bruins are suddenly competing for the top record in the league in Bruce Cassidy's first full season behind the bench.
1. Gerad Gallant, Vegas Golden Knights
The Jack Adams is Gerard Gallant's to lose at this point.