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. John Tavares, New York Islanders
Does any player in the league have as big an effect on his teammates as John Tavares? Not only is Tavares second in the league in points with 54, he's also helped teammates Josh Bailey and Anders Lee elevate their games to a degree not many would have thought possible from them.
2. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche
No player in the NHL has more points since Nov. 1 than Nathan MacKinnon and it's not close. Believe it or not, the Avalanche are competing for a playoff spot. If they stay in contention, MacKinnon should certainly be in the running.
1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Nikita Kucherov is starting to put some distance between himself and the rest of the pack. With 60 points, he sits six points clear of the players tied for second.
Awarded to the top goalie.
3. Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators
Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson on IR? No problem for the Predators. They keep finding ways to win thanks to Pekka Rinne who has registered 21 wins this season in 32 stars to go with his .924 save percentage and 2.43 GAA.
2. Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets
Connor Hellebuyck wasn't even supposed to be the starter this year. With Steve Mason struggling, however, Hellebuyck has stepped in and put up a .922 save percentage and 2.40 GAA. He also ranks third in the NHL with 23 wins.
1. Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
If you lead the league in wins, save percentage, goals against average and shutouts, you should win the Vezina.
Calder Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the rookie of the year.
3. Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins
Charlie McAvoy is getting more time on ice (22:47 per game) than any rookie in the NHL by a wide margin. In his first season, he is already matching up against top competition, something most rookies are not asked to do.
2. Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
Brock Boeser has already established himself as the top offensive threat for the Vancouver Canucks and could hit the 40-goal mark this season.
1. Mathew Barzal, New York Islanders
Mathew Barzal has two five-point games this season. No one else has more than one. The rest of the NHL combined has only seven.
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Awarded to the top defenseman.
3. Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning
Victor Hedman looked like he was in a two-man race with Drew Doughty, but a lower-body injury that will sideline him for a month may derail his chances.
2. John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
John Klingberg leads all defensemen in points with 43 and has been on an absolute tear of late with 12 points in his last eight games.
1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are the top defensive team in the league and Drew Doughty is the top defenseman on the top defensive team. Doughty leads the league in time on ice with over 27 minutes per game and you know those are some hard minutes.
Jack Adams Award
Awarded to the coach of the year.
3. John Hynes, New Jersey Devils
Most people thought the Devils were a year away from contending for a playoff spot. Now halfway into the season, New Jersey is in the thick of the playoff race as they sit second in the Metropolitan Division.
2. Paul Maurice, Winnipeg Jets
Did anyone out there think Winnipeg would be in first place in the Central at this point in the season? Of course not. Paul Maurice has done a tremendous job with the Jets.
1. Gerad Gallant, Vegas Golden Knights
It would be an incredible accomplishment to lead an expansion team to the playoffs. Gerard Gallant, however, has Vegas in first place over the entire Western Conference.