The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas on June 24th at the Wynn Encore and will be broadcast live beginning at 7 p.m. eastern on NBCSN in America and on the CBC in Canada. George Stroumboulopoulos, known for his swift insightful interviewing style will host the Awards for the first time.
The awards were last held in 2012 also at the same venue. Due to the shortened season in 2013, the formal Awards show was not held due to time constraints but is back on and promises to be better than ever. This will also be the sixth year the NHL has partnered with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/
The first-time host of the Awards, Stroumboulopoulos, is a huge Canadiens fan and just secured a new contract to anchor NHL coverage on Rogers including hosting Hockey Night in Canada. In this clip, George converses with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
The 2014 NHL Awards will honor the top regular-season players in several categories some of which include the Hart for most valuable player, the Vezina for best goaltender, the Norris for top defenseman and the Calder for most outstanding rookie.
Finalists for each award will be announced starting today and continue the rest of the week and into next starting with the Lady Bing that goes to the player demonstrating both a high degree of sportsmanship and hockey skill.
The winners of the NHL’s already determined regular-season stats categories will also be honored in Vegas. Sidney Crosby captured the Art Ross Trophy as the League scoring champion, Alex Ovechkin collected his fourth Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for most goals during the regular season, while L.A. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick captured his first career William M. Jennings Trophy for the goalie leading the club that recorded the fewest goals allowed during the regular season.