The NHL announced the winners of its major end-of-season awards tonight, and while the Bruins didn’t take home any wins, they got some decent results.
Tuukka Rask finished 2nd in Vezina Trophy voting, with the award going to Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets.
Rask received 99 points to Hellebuyck’s 123; however, the race was pretty close, with Hellebuyck receiving 19 first-place votes and Rask receiving 10.
Tampa’s Andrei Vasilevskiy was a very, very distant 3rd with 31 points.
The Bruins had two guys show up in the top ten in Hart Trophy voting: David Pastrnak finished 4th, and Brad Marchand finished 9th.
It’s an impressive mark for Pastrnak, as he essentially finished just slightly outside of “the finalist zone.”
Pastrnak received 369 points (ahead of Connor McDavid...not bad!), while Marchand received 12.
While the 4th-place finish is nice for Pastrnak, he wasn’t really close to the top three.
The award was won by Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl (1,309 points), with Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche (1,162 points) and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers (889 points) finishing second and third, respectively.
Charlie McAvoy finished 10th in the Norris Trophy voting, while Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara each finished tied for 19th, having received one fifth-place vote apiece.
The Bruins were well represented on the NHL’s season-long All-Star teams.
David Pastrnak was named to the First All-Star Team, along with Hellebuyck, John Carlson, Roman Josi, Draisaitl, and Panarin.
If you take a close look, that’s Pastrnak with the Vezina Winner, Norris runner-up, Norris winner, Hart winner, and 3rd-place Hart finisher.
Both Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand were named to the Second All-Star Team.
When you toss these accolades in with Bruce Cassidy’s Jack Adams win and the Jennings win by Rask and Jaroslav Halak, the Bruins had a decent haul of individual awards this season.