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.
2015-16 “MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER” AWARD RECIPIENT
Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is the 2015-16 recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually to the “Most Outstanding Player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.
Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals were selected by the members of the NHLPA as finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award. In the 45th season of the “Most Outstanding Player” award being been presented, Kane becomes the first ever U.S.-born player to receive the Ted Lindsay Award as well as the first recipient in Blackhawks’ franchise history.
In the 2015-16 NHL regular season, Kane led the league in points (106) to also earn his first Art Ross Trophy. He finished first in points-per-game (1.29), first in power-play points (37), second in goals (46), tied for second in power-play goals (17), tied for second in game-winning goals (9), and ranked third in assists (60). Kane’s totals in goals, assists and points all set career highs. He helped lead the Blackhawks to the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.
The Ted Lindsay Award is 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.
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