Lightning, Winger St. Louis Are Big NHL Award Winners
Friday, June 11, 2004; Page D02
Three days after winning the Stanley Cup, the Tampa Bay Lightning received more trophies at the NHL's annual awards ceremony in Toronto last night.
Right wing Martin St. Louis won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP during the regular season after receiving the Lester B. Pearson Award as the players' choice for MVP. St. Louis had 38 goals and 56 assists to also win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer.
St. Louis added nine goals and 15 assists during the postseason to help the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames in seven games and win the Stanley Cup for the first time in the team's 12-year history. St. Louis beat out New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur and Flames right wing Jarome Iginla for the Hart.
Lightning center Brad Richards, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs, also won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and playing ability. John Tortorella received the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.
Brodeur won the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender for the second consecutive year. He also won the William M. Jennings Trophy for the second straight year as the goaltender on the team that allowed a league-low 164 goals. The Devils' Scott Niedermayer won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman.
Boston Bruins goaltender Andrew Raycroft won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year. Detroit center Kris Draper received the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Bryan Berard won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance after recovering from a career-threatening eye injury.
-- From News Services
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