Canucks’ Elias Pettersson picks up Selke, Hart, and Lady Byng votes at NHL awards
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Elias Pettersson had a stellar 2022-23 campaign in which he solidified himself as one of the NHL’s elite two-way centres, and as expected, this didn’t go unnoticed around the league.
Pettersson picked up votes for the Lady Byng Trophy, the Frank J. Selke Trophy, and the Hart Trophy.
Lady Byng Trophy: 40 votes (180 points), 8th place
For the Byng — awarded to the league’s most gentlemanly player — Pettersson received 4 first-place votes, 6 second-place votes, 10 third-place votes, 14 fourth-place votes, and 6 fifth-place votes to finish 8th in voting. Anze Kopitar of the LA Kings took home the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy with 77 first place votes. Kopitar had just four penalty minutes through 82 games this season while scoring 28 goals and adding 46 assists.
Here’s the Byng breakdown:
Frank J. Selke Award: 43 votes (163 points) 7th place
As expected, Boston’s Patrice Bergeron took home the Frank J. Selke Award as the league’s top defensive forward.
Pettersson picked up 0 first-place votes, 6 second-place votes, 15 third-place votes, 12 fourth-place votes, and 10 fifth-place votes for the Selke, finishing 7th overall.
Back in May, Stephan Roget wrote an exceptional piece where he analyzed Pettersson’s defensive game in-depth against the three finalists for the award this year. You can read that article in full by clicking here.
The Canucks’ last Selke Award winner came in 2010-11 when Ryan Kesler took home the award. Before that, and since then, the Canucks haven’t so much as picked up a nomination. Pettersson will need to continue to grow his reputation as one of the league’s top defensive forwards.
Former Canuck Bo Horvat picked up three votes, and JT Miller picked up one fifth-place vote for the Selke.
Hart Trophy: 2 votes (4 points) T-18th place
Connor McDavid picked up the Hart Trophy in what was the least surprising win of the night. McDavid tallied 153 points this past season and netted 64 total goals.
195 of 196 voters had McDavid first on their ballot, while one writer had him in fifth place on their ballot. Pettersson picked up one fourth-place vote and one fifth-place vote for the Hart. This landed him in a tie with Sidney Crosby for 18th place. Here is the full voting breakdown:
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