I was honored to be selected to vote on the various NHL Awards this year as a first-year member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
Below is my full ballot. Votes were cast at the end of the 2014-15 regular season and I turned my ballot in on April 14. Awards not listed below are not voted on by the PHWA -- for example, the Vezina Trophy, which is voted on by the league's general managers. Feel free to ask me questions about my choices in the comments below.
LADY BYNG TROPHY
- Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
- Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
- Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
- Sean Monahan, Calgary Flames
- Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
- C: John Tavares, New York Islanders; Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
- RW: Jakub Voracek, Philadelphia Flyers; Vladimir Tarasenko, St. Louis Blues; Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
- LW: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals; Jamie Benn, Dallas Stars; Rick Nash, New York Rangers
- D: P.K. Subban, Montreal Canadiens; Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Ryan Suter, Minnesota Wild; Oliver-Ekman Larsson, Arizona Coyotes; Justin Faulk, Carolina Hurricanes
- G: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens; Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild; Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers
- F: Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames; Mark Stone, Ottawa Senators; Filip Forsberg, Nashville Predators
- D: Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; John Klingberg, Dallas Stars
- G: Jake Allen, St. Louis Blues