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No Lightning players win individual awards this year

Andrei Vasilevskiy and Victor Hedman miss out on trophies awarded on Monday.
 
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy finished third in voting for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league's top goaltender.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy finished third in voting for the Vezina Trophy, which goes to the league's top goaltender. [ MARKO DITKUN | Special to the Times ]
Published Sept. 21, 2020|Updated Sept. 21, 2020

Andrei Vasilevskiy and Victor Hedman were finalists for NHL awards, but neither was among the winners announced Monday.

Vasilevskiy missed out on the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the goaltender of the year, after winning last year and being a finalist for the third straight season. He finished third in the voting by the league’s general managers, with only one first-place vote.

Related: How Vasilevskiy and Hedman became mainstays as finalists for goalie and defenseman awards

The Jets' Connor Hellebuyck won his, and the franchise’s, first Vezina after finishing among the top three in 2017-18. The Bruins' Tuukka Rask finished second.

Hedman was a finalist for the Norris Trophy, given to the league’s top defenseman, for the past four years and won it in 2018. He finished third in voting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.

The Predators' Roman Josi won with 109 of 170 first-place votes. The Capitals' John Carlson was the runnerup.

Oilers wing Leon Draisaitl won the Hart Trophy (league MVP as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association) and the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player, voted by the players). He was on pace for 127 points when the season was shut down because of the coronavirus March 12, which means he could have flirted with the season record set by Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov (128) last season.

Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year.

All awards were voted on after the regular season was declared over.

Kucherov and Hedman were named to the NHL’s second all-star team.

Contact Diana C. Nearhos at dnearhos@tampabay.com. Follow @dianacnearhos.