Mar 12, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during play in the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
SB Nation's collection of hockey bloggers have teamed up to vote for the 2012 NHL Awards. Today, we reveal our selection for the Masterton Trophy. Monday: Vezina Trophy. Tuesday: Norris Trophy. Wednesday: Lady Byng Trophy. Thursday: Calder Trophy. Follow @SBNationNHL
The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the game. Here at SB Nation, bloggers from our 33 hockey blogs have cast their own ballots for the award.
Ballots featured three fill-in-the-blank spaces for the Masterton Trophy, and voters were asked to select a third-place finisher, a second-place finisher and a winner for the award. Players receiving third-place votes were awarded one point, second-place votes were awarded two points and first-place votes were awarded three points. 40 ballots were submitted in total.
And the winner is ....
Others receiving votes: Manny Malhotra, Tomas Fleischmann, Ray Emery, Peter Mueller, Jordin Tootoo, Jaromir Jagr, Tommy Wingels, Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Jeff Carter, Martin St. Louis, Matt Moulson, Petr Sykora, Ray Whitney, Matt Cooke, Frans Nielsen .... and alright, just look at the table below. There are a lot of dudes.
Here's the full points breakdown -- not votes, but points, based on the criteria detailed above. Three points for a first-place vote, two points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote:
|Max Pacioretty||2||Max Pacioretty||12||Max Pacioretty||39||53|
|Joffrey Lupul||9||Joffrey Lupul||10||Joffrey Lupul||9||28|
|Daniel Alfredsson||5||Daniel Alfredsson||8||Daniel Alfredsson||12||25|
|Manny Malhotra||2||Manny Malhotra||4||Manny Malhotra||12||18|
|Tomas Fleischmann||2||Tomas Fleischmann||6||Tomas Fleischmann||9||17|
|Ray Emery||4||Ray Emery||9||13|
|Jordin Tootoo||1||Jordin Tootoo||2||Jordin Tootoo||3||6|
|Jaromir Jagr||3||Jaromir Jagr||2||5|
|Tommy Wingels||2||Tommy Wingels||3||5|
|Martin St. Louis||3||3|
|Matt Cooke||1||Matt Cooke||2||3|
Be sure to check in with your favorite SB Nation hockey blogs to see how writers covering each team cast their ballots. Check back on Monday as we announce our winner of the Jack Adams Trophy, awarded annually to the NHL's top coach.