Andrew Shaw Named Blackhawks Nominee For Masterton Trophy

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Andrew Shaw Named Blackhawks Nominee For Masterton Trophy

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Andrew Shaw has been named the Chicago Blackhawks’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the 2021 season. The award is handed out annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

The award is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association and was awarded to Bobby Ryan last season.

Shaw had been out with a concussion for nearly 14 months prior to this season and worked his way back to health and was ready for the start of the 2021 season in January. He registered four points in 14 games before suffering another concussion this season that ultimately forced him to announce his retirement in April.

Every team gets a nominee as voted on by the local chapter of the PHWA and is eventually voted down to three finalists. In the award’s history since 1967-68, the Blackhawks have had two recipients: Pit Martin in 1969-70 and Bryan Berard in 2003-04.


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