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McDonald's ballot for NHL awards

As a member of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, I have the honor to vote on certain NHL awards. Here is the ballot I filed at the end of the 2013-2014 regular season (award winner in bold):

HART TROPHY

1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins

2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

3. Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

4. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

5. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks

NORRIS TROPHY

1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins

2. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks

3. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators

4. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues

5. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

CALDER TROPHY

1. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche

2. Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks

3. Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lighting

4. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins

5. Olli Maata, Pittsburgh Penguins

LADY BYNG TROPHY

1. Ryan O’Reilly, Colorado Avalanche

2. David Krejci, Boston Bruins

3. Patrick Marleau, San Jose Sharks

4. Brad Boyes, Florida Panthers

5. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

SELKE TROPHY

1. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins

2. Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks

3. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings

4. Tomas Plekanec, Montreal Canadiens

5. David Backes, St. Louis Blues

ALL-NHL TEAM

Center: 1. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins. 2. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins. 3. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks.

Right wing: 1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks. 2. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals. 3. Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs.

Left wing: 1. Joe Pavelski, San Jose Sharks. 2. Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens. 3. Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars.

Defense: 1. Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins. 2. Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues. 3. Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks. 4. Shea Weber, Nashville Predators. 5. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings. 6. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators.

Goaltender: 1. Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins. 2. Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning. 3. Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche.

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Forwards: 1. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche. 2. Tyler Johnson. Tampa Bay. 3. Ondrej Palat, Tampa Bay Lightning.

Defense: 1. Torey Krug, Boston Bruins. 2. Hampus Lindholm, Anaheim Ducks.

Goaltender: Frederik Andersen, Anaheim