Ted Lindsay Award

The Ted Lindsay Award is the ultimate individual honour for a player to receive, as he is chosen by his peers via secret ballot, as the top player in the game for the season.

After competing fiercely against each other for 82 games a year, NHLPA members vote for the player who best embodies the skill, determination and competitive spirit of Ted Lindsay. To have the players you line-up against each and every night nominate you as the “Most Outstanding Player” represents the highest level of respect and the ultimate peer review.

2012-13 Ted Lindsay Award Finalists

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins

Sidney continued his exceptional play this season, leading the Penguins to first place in the Eastern Conference. He ranked third in the league in points (56) and second in assists (41) during the 2012-13 regular season, despite missing 12 games due to injury. This is Crosby’s third “Most Outstanding Player” award nomination. He received the Award in 2006-07 and was also a finalist in 2009-10.

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Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals

Alex led the league in goals (32) to win his third “Rocket” Richard Trophy and tied for third in the league in points (56) while leading the Capitals to a Southeast Division title. He is vying for his fourth “Most Outstanding Player” award. He previously received the Award in three consecutive seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10), and was also a finalist in 2005-06.

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Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis

New York Rangers
New York Rangers

A veteran of 13 NHL seasons, Martin captured his second Art Ross Trophy this season (2003-04), becoming the oldest player in history to accomplish the feat. He led the league in points (60) as well as ranking first in assists (43). St. Louis is vying for his second “Most Outstanding Player” award. He previously received the Award in 2003-04.

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