Arizona Coyotes ahead Clayton Keller, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Alex Stalock have been named the finalists for the 2022-23 Invoice Masterton Memorial Trophy on Tuesday.
The award is given yearly to the participant “who finest exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
Keller was the Coyotes’ main scorer in 2021-22 however noticed his season reduce quick when he suffered a fractured femur on March 30, 2022. Surgical procedure and 6 months of rehab later, he made it again in time for the beginning of the brand new season, performed in all 82 video games and set profession highs in objectives (37), assists (49) and whole factors (86).
The 24-year-old was named an All-Star. He has amassed 342 factors (133 objectives, 209 assists) in 442 profession video games over components of seven seasons with Arizona.
Letang, 36, suffered the second stroke of his life in late November and handled the passing of his father about 4 weeks later. He nonetheless managed to play in 64 video games, changing into the third Penguin to surpass the 1,000 profession video games mark, and posted 41 factors (12 objectives, 29 assists).
Letang ranked tenth within the NHL in common time on ice (24:51).
Stalock, 35, performed a complete of 1 NHL sport in a two-year span; he had missed all of 2020-21 because of myocarditis after contracting COVID-19 and suited up simply as soon as for the San Jose Sharks in 2021-22. He signed with the Blackhawks final summer time in free company and made the staff, battling by way of concussions and a imaginative and prescient downside known as oculomotor dysfunction.
Stalock appeared in 27 video games for the Blackhawks and completed the season 9-15-2 with a .908 save proportion and a 3.01 goals-against common.
The Masterton winner and different award winners shall be introduced through the NHL Awards present on June 26 in Nashville, Tenn.
–Subject Stage Media