Every year NHL'ers get together to celebrate hockey and hold their breath in hopes of getting their name on a trophy. This year, the Avalanche were represented by none other than rookie sensation: Gabriel Landeskog. He was up for Calder of the Year. For those who didn't want to sit through the awful jokes, random presenters who were unable to pronounce certain names properly, and awful -and I do mean awful- music, here is a run-down of what you missed.
Jack Adams Award: Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Blues. He had a fairly amusing speech.
Art Ross Trophy: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins.
Calder Trophy winner: Gabe Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche. Gabe was presented the award by Joshua Jackson. He also dedicated this award to his grandfather who passed away in February.
Editor's Note: Landy also gave credit to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins in his acceptance speech, saying that if he had not been hurt, RNH would have won the award. That Landeskog kid oozes class, doesn't he?
General Manager of the Year: Doug Armstrong, St. Louis Blues. Fairly unsurprising. Who would have thought the Blues would do as well as they did?
King Clancy Trophy: Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators.
Hart Trophy: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins. What a great night for this kid.
Also annouced: Claude Giroux was announced as the EA Sports NHL 13 Cover Athlete.