With Brent Burns looking to take home the Norris Trophy on Wednesday night, we’re taking a look back at the San Jose Sharks award winners over the years. I’m including awards the Sharks haven’t won so that we can see which boxes are still left to be checked. Some will be obvious, perhaps others less so.
Let’s go to the list. Awards with an asterisk are based on stats, not votes.
Jack Adams Award (Coach of the Year)
Maurice Richard Trophy
Jonathan Cheechoo (05-06, 93 pts)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Leadership and Humanitarian Contribution
William M. Jennings Trophy*
Goalie(s) With the Fewest Goals Scored Against
Frank J. Selke Trophy
Top Defensive Forward
Ted Lindsay Award
Most Outstanding Player as Selected by the NHLPA; FKA Lester B. Pearson Award
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Qualities of Perseverance and Sportsmanship
Tony Granato (96-97)
James Norris Memorial Trophy
Calder Memorial Trophy
Rookie of the Year
Evgeni Nabokov (00-01)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Player who "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability"
Hart Memorial Trophy
Most Valuable Player
Joe Thornton (05-06, 29G, 96A, 125P)
Of these 12 awards the Sharks have won four. Brent Burns would be the first San Jose player to ever win the Norris Trophy. The NHL Awards are set for 4 p.m. PDT on NBC Sports on Wednesday, June 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.