Despite the postponement of the National Hockey League (NHL) Awards show this year due to COVID-19, the greatest and the brightest hockey superstars still received their respective awards.
On September 6, the NHL began handing out the 2019-2020 NHL Awards to players. While we had an idea of a couple of superstar winners, the declared winners of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy were both Alex Ovechkin and David Pastrnak. These two co-achieved the award, having accumulated 48 goals during the regular season.
Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl gained the Art Ross Trophy with an NHL-best 110 points. Edmonton later won the Ted Lindsay award and the Hart Trophy. Meanwhile, Jaroslav Halak and Tuukka Rask, who make up the Bruins goalie tandem, nailed the 2020 William M. Jennings Trophy for the fewest goals scored.
Matt Dumba, the co-founder of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, is one of the finalists selected to receive the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for strong leadership on and off the ice and noteworthy humanitarian contributions to his community. According to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly, they chose Dumba as the winner because of his several charitable efforts, which include having made donations to Australia’s wildfire relief and to more than 60 families during the COVID-19 pandemic.