Coyotes players meet fans in Utah, NHL Trophy Finalists coming next week, and more: Around the League

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Jagraj Lalli
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Welcome back to another edition of Around the League — the series here at CanucksArmy where we deliver you news and notes from around the National Hockey League, oftentimes through a Vancouver Canucks-tinted lens.
The National Hockey League is in the midst of one of the busiest times of the year, and the news cycle certainly reflects that!
Former Arizona Coyotes embrace warm welcome in Utah’s Delta Center
Bright and early at the Salt Lake City airport, ex-Arizona Coyotes players and coaches were greeted by around 100 enthusiastic kids from local hockey programs. Later on, the team joined in a fan celebration at the Delta Center.
While leaving Arizona might have been bittersweet for some players, the reception in Utah quickly lifted their spirits. Walking down a black carpet on the Delta Center ice, surrounded by cheering fans and families, players and staff soaked in the buzzing atmosphere. When they took the stage, they didn’t just introduce themselves, but truly connected with the crowd, sharing jokes and laughs.
As the Utah NHL team is still looking for a name, several options are on the table:
Amazon, Rogers, and the NHL Strike Deal for Prime Monday Night Hockey
Amazon, Rogers, and the NHL have signed a two-year agreement to bring Canadian hockey fans exclusive Monday night NHL action through Prime Video. Dubbed “Prime Monday Night Hockey,” this deal will stream all national regular season Monday night NHL games in English for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 NHL seasons.
Produced by Prime Video, Prime Monday Night Hockey will feature a new broadcast team offering in-depth analysis and play-by-play coverage, available only to Prime members in Canada. This partnership comes as Sportsnet became available on Prime Video Channels in Canada at the start of the 2023/24 hockey season.
Anticipation Builds for the 2024 NHL Awards Finalists
While the playoffs capture the spotlight with team performances, individual brilliance is also set to be recognized. As the NHL prepares to announce the finalists for the 2024 NHL Awards, excitement is brewing among fans and players alike.
It’s worth noting that these announcements will reveal the finalists, not the winners. 
Here’s the schedule for the finalist announcements:
  • Monday, April 29: Vezina Trophy (best goaltender)
  • Tuesday, April 30: Calder Memorial Trophy (best rookie)
  • Wednesday, May 1: James Norris Memorial Trophy (best defenseman)
  • Thursday, May 2: Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (perseverance, sportsmanship, dedication)
  • Friday, May 3: Jack Adams Award (best coach)
  • Saturday, May 4: Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (sportsmanship and skill)
  • Sunday, May 5: Frank J. Selke Trophy (best defensive forward)
  • Monday, May 6: Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award (positive impact through hockey)
  • Tuesday, May 7: Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player)
  • Wednesday, May 8: Ted Lindsay Award (outstanding player as chosen by the NHL Players’ Association)
The 2024 NHL Awards will be held on June 27th at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Las Vegas.

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