Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: NHL Awards, Draft, and Las Vegas Expansion Details

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In case you missed it, the NHL Awards took place last night in Las Vegas, which is happens to now be an official expansion location for the NHL for the 2017-2018 season. No Islanders were winners at the awards, though Frans Nielsen and John Tavares did get nominations with Tavares getting a few Hart Trophy votes (photo via James Mirtle).

Hart Trophy Votes 2015-2016

 Here’s the full list of NHL Award winners from last night:

Patrick Kane
Hart Memorial Trophy
Drew Doughty
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Artemi Panarin
Calder Memorial Trophy
Braden Holtby
Vezina Trophy
Anže Kopitar
Frank J. Selke Trophy
Barry Trotz
Jack Adams Award
Patrick Kane
Ted Lindsay Award
Patrick Kane
Art Ross Trophy
Anže Kopitar
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Jaromír Jágr
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Mark Giordano
Foundation Player Award
Alexander Ovechkin
Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy
Frederik Andersen
William M. Jennings Trophy
John Gibson
William M. Jennings Trophy
Henrik Sedin
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Shea Weber
Mark Messier Leadership Award
Jim Rutherford
General Manager of the Year

Islanders Links:

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Around the NHL:

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Also official, Las Vegas will be the home to an NHL franchise

Some history of NHL franchise bids

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