Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby on Tuesday night won for the second time the National Hockey League’s Hart Trophy, symbolic of the league’s Most Valuable Player.
Crosby was already assured of receiving the league’s Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. In New York on Tuesday, he also was handed the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ choice as MVP.
Crosby previously won the Hart trophy in 2007. This year, he earned all but eleven of 137 first-place votes from a panel of hockey writers. Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf finished second in the balloting, and Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux placed third.
In a year in which he also helped Canada win the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, he led the NHL with 104 points (36 goals, 68 assists) for his fifth 100-point season.
Among the other top awards handed out Tuesday were the Richard Trophy, won for the fourth time by Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, the Norris Trophy for top defenseman, taken by Chicago’s Duncan Keith, the Vezina Trophy to the top goaltender, awarded to Boston’s Tuukka Rask, the Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed, won by the Los Angeles Kings’ goaltender, Jonathan Quick, and the Calder Trophy for the league’s top rookie, captured by Colorado’s Nathan McKinnon.
McKinnon’s coach, Patrick Roy, won the Adams Award for Coach-of-the-Year.