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Blake, Roenick, Doan, Zubov among Masterton Trophy nominees

Below is the list of the 29 candidates for this season’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

The winner is selected in a poll of all chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season.

A grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner.

The trophy was first presented by the NHL Writers' Association in 1968 to commemorate the late William Masterton, a who died on Jan. 15, 1968, after an injury sustained while playing with the Minnesota North Stars.

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Todd Marchant

ATLANTA THRASHERS

Johan Hedberg

BOSTON BRUINS

Glen Metropolit

BUFFALO SABRES

Paul Gaustad

CALGARY FLAMES

Owen Nolan

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Glen Wesley

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Patrick Lalime

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Pascal Leclaire

COLORADO AVALANCHE

Andrew Brunette

DALLAS STARS

Sergei Zubov

DETROIT RED WINGS

Chris Chelios

EDMONTON OILERS

Fernando Pisani

FLORIDA PANTHERS

Jassen Cullimore

LOS ANGELES KINGS

Jaroslav Modry

MINNESOTA WILD

Aaron Voros

MONTREAL CANADIENS

Mike Komisarek

NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Martin Gelinas

NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Colin White

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Brendan Witt

NEW YORK RANGERS

No candidate

OTTAWA SENATORS

Luke Richardson

PITTSBURH PENGUINS

Ty Conklin

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Jim Dowd

PHOENIX COYOTES

Shayne Doan

SAN JOSE SHARKS

Jeremy Roenick

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Manny Legace

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Craig MacDonald

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Jason Blake

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

Trevor Linden

WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Quentin Laing

The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is handed out at the NHL’s awards show, held June 12 in Toronto.

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