The New Jersey Devils announced their team awards on Thursday, as voted by the players:
Unsung Hero: Travis Zajac, presented by Asst. Coach Adam Oates.
Players’ Player: Johan Hedberg, presented by Goaltending Coach Chris Terreri.
MVP Award: Patrik Elias, presented by Asst. Coach Larry Robinson.
The Devils, of course, will miss the playoffs for the first time since 1996. But they still may have something to play for Saturday afternoon, when they take on the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
Should everything work itself out, the Devils could have a chance to keep the Rangers out of the postseason as well. Stay tuned.