TED LINDSAY AWARD
The Ted Lindsay Award is presented annually to the “Most Outstanding Player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. Introduced on April 29, 2012, it remains the only award voted on by the players themselves, carrying on the tradition established by the Lester B. Pearson Award since 1970-71.
The Award honours Ted Lindsay, an All-Star forward known for his skill, tenacity, leadership, and for his role in establishing the original Players’ Association. Lindsay, the long-time Detroit Red Wings great, was also a four-time Stanley Cup champion with the Red Wings and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Lindsay’s competitive nature, his steadfast focus on players’ rights, and his pioneering work as president of the original Players’ Association laid the groundwork for the current NHLPA.
The “Most Outstanding Player” Award was first presented as the Lester B. Pearson Award, following the 1970-71 National Hockey League season. The Award was named after the 14th Prime Minister of Canada and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lester B. Pearson. The players’ Award was renamed the Ted Lindsay Award in April 2010.
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