Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks, Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks and Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award, the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced on Thursday.
The award --- won by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin the last three seasons --- was formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award before the trophy’s name was changed last season to honor Lindsay, a former Detroit Red Wings great. The NHLPA’s version of the MVP is voted on exclusively by players.
Perry and Sedin are also up for the Hart Trophy, the MVP award the NHL doles out that is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The winner of the Ted Lindsay Award, like the NHL awards, will be announced on June 22.
-- A.J. Perez