As the NHLPA continues to build momentum in recent years, the league has begun to take on a new generation of leadership in the arena, bringing new players and stars into the fold.
The league is now entering a new era with the introduction of the NHL Award for outstanding leadership.
The NHL Awards are a two-time awards show hosted by the National Hockey League Players Association, and they will be held in 2017 in Nashville, Tenn., but the ceremony will also be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
This year’s awards show will be broadcast by NBC Sports Live Extra from Nashville, and it will air on NBC Sports Network starting at 9:30 a.m.
The winner will receive a $1,000,000 prize in the 2019 NHL Awards and the full award list will be announced during the broadcast.
Here are some highlights of the awards:The 2019 NHL Award, to be presented by the NHL Players Association in Nashville on March 31, will be presented to the following NHL players who exemplified outstanding leadership and dedication to the sport.
The following players will be eligible to receive the award:Alexander Radulov (Nashville Predators)The 2015-16 NHLPA MVPAlexander Radakovich (Toronto Maple Leafs)Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks)Patrick Marleau (Montreal Canadiens)Antti Niemi (New York Islanders)Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins)Brett Connolly (Pittsburgh Penguins)Ryan Getzlaf (Arizona Coyotes)Mike Richards (Los Angeles Kings)Bryan Bickell (Arizona Flames)Nathan MacKinnon (Montana Avalanche)Mark Scheifele (Dallas Stars)Patrik Nemeth (Detroit Red Wings)Nate Thompson (Ottawa Senators)Patrick Wiercioch (Philadelphia Flyers)Vladimir Tarasenko (New Jersey Devils)Pekka Rinne (St. Louis Blues)Mike Reilly (Pittsylvania Flyers)Martin St. Louis (Chicago Bears)P.K. Subban (Montréal Canadiens)Petr Mrazek (Staalbeek Flyers)Ryan Miller (Boston Rangers)Saku Koivu (Toronto Marlies)Vincent Lecavalier (Buffalo Sabres)Alexander Steen (Pittsburg Penguins)Joonas Korpisalo (Sevilla SM-Liiga)Travis Konecny (New Buffalo Sabres)John Tavares (New England Patriots)Matt Duchene (New Hampshire Devils)Ryan McDonagh (NewYork Islanders)Patrick Sharp (Montpelier Senators)Ryan Murray (Ottland Capitals)Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (NJD Central)Mark Streit (Ottavese)Drew Doughty (Stuart Murray)Jaden Schwartz (San Jose Sharks)Nicklas Backstrom (Washington Capitals)Mark Stone (Colorado Avalanche)John Klingberg (Washington Jets)Dennis Wideman (Columbus Blue Jackets)Patrick Eaves (St Louis Blues)(tie)T.J. Oshie (Pittburgh)Patrick Kavanagh (Boston College)Vernon Fiddler (Stuttgart Blue Jackets)(tie)(tie))Tomas Hertl (Portsmouth Penguins)Patrick Nylander (Vancouver Canucks)Dillon Heatherington (N.J.), Kyle Connor (Edmonton Oilers)Paddy Laberge (Brentford Devils)Mike Hoffman (Sault Ste.
Marie Greyhounds)Cody Hodgson (Brisbane Bruins)Chris Wagner (Toronto Raptors)Mason Raymond (Ottway Sabres)Matt Dumba (Sarnia Sting)Mike Condon (Bristol City Islanders)Nikita Kucherov (Bosnia)Alexei Emelin (New Mexico)Brent Burns (Winnipeg Jets)Ben Bishop (Brampton Senators)Connor McDavid (Winchester Sabres)Mike Green (Bakersfield Condors)Matt Martin (Bryan Allen)Brendan Gaunce (Toronto Argonauts)Cameron Bittner (Bruins)Jake Bean (Wyoming Mounties)Alex Burrows (Strasbourg Knights)Bertrand Bourque (Boucherville Black Hawks)Jyrki Jokipakka (Oshawa Generals)Nick Leddy (Wisla Flyers)Nino Niederreiter (Brunswick Devils)Jake Allen (Brantford Heat)Matt Beleskey (Bromley Hurricanes)Tyler Ennis (Windsor Spitfires)Tom Gilbert (Toronto Blue Jays)Jhonas Enroth (Wolverhampton Wanderers)Jori Lehtera (Edinburg Saints)Spencer Glass (Hofstra)Trevor Daley (Duke University)Nolan Patrick (Edinburgh Blues)Dylan Strome (University of Alberta)Landon Ferraro (Worcester Sharks)Patrick Holland (Wichita Chiefs)Patrick Lefevere (Syracuse Crunch