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2009 awards: Finalists and winners

The NHL awards finalists and winners for the 2008-09, handed out June 18 in Las Vegas (* -- denotes winner):

HART MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to most valuable player to his team
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
*--Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

VEZINA TROPHY

Award for outstanding goaltender
Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
*--Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

JAMES NORRIS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Award for outstanding defenseman
*--Zdeno Chara, Boston Bruins
Mike Green, Washington Capitals
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings

CALDER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Award for outstanding rookie
*--Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
Bobby Ryan, Anaheim Ducks
Kris Versteeg, Chicago Blackhawks

LADY BYNG MEMORIAL TROPHY

Awarded to player that displays sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct
*--Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning

FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY

Award for outstanding defensive forward
*--Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
Mike Richards, Philadelphia Flyers

JACK ADAMS AWARD

Award for outstanding coach
*--Claude Julien, Boston Bruins
Todd McLellan, San Jose Sharks
Andy Murray, St. Louis Blues

LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD

Awarded to the most outstanding player as voted by fellow NHLPA members
Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
*--Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

MASTERTON TROPHY

Awarded to player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey"
Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings
*--Steve Sullivan, Nashville Predators
Richard Zednik, Florida Panthers