The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan has received the 2018 Red Fisher Award from the Professional Hockey Writers Association for top overall beat reporter in the 2017-2018 hockey season. Khurshudyan led coverage of the Washington Capitals’ first Stanley Cup run, and is the second reporter to win the Red Fisher Award.

From the PHWA press release:

“Anyone who has covered a Stanley Cup run can attest to the sheer volume of work and the commitment required to serve a winning market’s voracious hockey readers,” said PHWA president Mark Spector. “Isabelle took that steps further, finding topical, sometimes quirky, and always interesting stories to report - right through the summer where she sacrificed her vacation time to bring readers stories of how well the Stanley Cup travelled as a member of the Capitals. She is a true professional, and most deserving of the Red Fisher Award.”