Antti Niemi is the Canadiens’ nominee for the Masterton Trophy in 2017-18


Paskelbta: 2019/02/23     |     Komentarai: Komentarų nėra

The Montreal chapter on the Skilled Hockey Writers A sociation (PHWA) declared currently the choice of Montreal Canadiens netminder Antti Niemi given that the team’s prospect for the Monthly bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the 2017-18 year. Lately, defenseman Andrei Markov, candidate in 2012-13 and 2014-15, was the runner-up within the voting. Canadiens’ ahead and staff captain Max Pacioretty was the Masterton receiver in 2011-12.Claimed on waivers from your Florida Panthers on November fourteen, 2017 (immediately after he was first claimed via the Panthers within the Penguins on October 24), Antti Niemi is at present actively playing in his 10th NHL time. Under no circumstances drafted by an NHL crew, he still left the Lahti Pelicans with the Finnish League in 2008 to signal a agreement with the Chicago Blackhawks, foremost that group on the Stanley Cup the next time. Since signing up for the Canadiens, Niemi has actually been a true illustration of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication deserving his nomination with the Masterton Award.The 34-year outdated goaltender who hails from Vantaa, just north of Helsinki, performed 445 NHL video games recording 233 wins, 133 lo ses and 55 OTL. He also recorded 36 shutouts, including his first with all the Canadiens which he acquired on Friday March 23 in Buffalo (3-0 earn). Because he 1st minded the Canadiens net back on November eighteen, in Toronto, he has been a design of consistency providing good performances on every situation he was known as upon. On the time of announcing his nomination as Masterton prospect, Niemi had performed 17 games by using a .936 conserving percentage (34 aims on 533 pictures) along with a 2.25 GAA.The Canadiens’ netminder will now be in competition together with the league’s thirty other nominees for this coveted award.The Monthly bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded for the NHL player who ideal exemplifies the characteristics of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. The winner is selected by a poll among the thirty chapters from the PHWA for the conclusion of the normal period. The trophy commemorates the late Invoice Masterton, a participant using the Minnesota North Stars, who lost his life next an NHL recreation on January 15, 1968 .5 Canadiens players have been awarded together with the Masterton Trophy because its inception; Max Pacioretty (2011-12), Saku Koivu (2001-02), Serge Savard (1978-79), Henri Richard (1973-74), and Claude Provost (1967-68), who was the inaugural receiver of the award.

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