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2021 NHL Awards voting: Marchand, McAvoy among Bruins who stood out

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Zero players for the Boston Bruins took home any trophies Tuesday night when the 2021 NHL Awards were announced, but two players stood out in the voting.

One was Brad Marchand, who was selected to the first All-Star team at left wing. The only player who tallied more voting points than Marchand at any position was Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, who also won the Hart Trophy as league MVP.

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Marchand also finished fifth in Hart Trophy voting -- a sign of the respect he has earned as an elite player. The veteran left winger has scored at a point-per-game rate or better in five consecutive seasons.

Here's a breakdown of the Hart Trophy voting:

Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy finished fifth in Norris Trophy voting. McAvoy was an elite two-way defenseman for the Bruins this season and continued that stellar play during the team's playoff run. He should've been a finalist (top three) for the award, but it was encouraging for the B's to see him go from 10th in the Norris voting last season to fifth this year.

Here's a breakdown of the Norris Trophy voting:

Another Bruins player who finished in the top 10 for an award was goaltender Tuukka Rask. He placed eighth in Vezina Trophy voting. Rask finished second last season and won the award in 2013-14.

Here's a full recap of Bruins players who received votes for various 2021 NHL Awards:

 
  • Brad Marchand (1st, All-Star LW; 5th, Hart Trophy; 9th, Selke Trophy)
  • Patrice Bergeron (1st, Messier Leadership Award; 2nd, Selke Trophy; 27th, Lady Byng)
  • David Pastrnak (5, All-Star RW; T-19th, Hart Trophy)
  • Charlie McAvoy (5th, Norris Trophy; 6th, All-Star D)
  • Jakub Zboril (7th, All-Rookie D)
  • Bruce Cassidy (11th, Jack Adams Award)
  • Don Sweeney (11th, GM of the Year)