Last night at the NHL Award Ceremony, no Rangers were called to the podium to accept an award. It is something we knew was going to happen, as they didn’t have any finalists for the major awards. The biggest question was where Henrik Lundqvist finished in the Vezina voting, as it was a bit of a shock not to see him as a finalist. Lundqvist also received some votes for the Hart trophy. The full results for the Rangers are below.
Henrik Lundqvist – 14th (1 3rd place vote, 2 4th place votes, 8 5th place votes)
Marc Staal – tied for 16th (1 5th place vote)
Lundqvist – 4th (3 1st place votes, 1 2nd place vote, 5 3rd place votes)
John Tortorella – 9th (1 1st place vote, 1 2nd place vote, 1 3rd place vote)
Derek Stepan – 13th (2 4th place votes)
Mike Sauer – 17th (1 5th place vote)
Lundqvist – tied for 39th (1 4th place vote)
Ryan Callahan – 10th (1 2nd place vote, 5 3rd place votes, 5 4th place votes, 4 5th place votes)
Brandon Prust – 18th (1 2nd place vote, 2 4th place votes, 1 5th place vote
Brian Boyle – tied for 31st (1 2nd place vote)
I was a bit surprised to see that Lundqvist got a vote for the Byng, I kind of laughed when I saw that. Tortorella only finishing 9th in the Jack Adams voting is also a surprise, I thought he would finish higher. Sauer getting a vote just shows that someone watched that kid this year. Everything else is about right, with some people getting votes as recognition of great play this year. Lundqvist missing out on being a finalist for the Vezina is a bit of a slap, but it is what it is.