Brent Burns looks to take home the first Norris Trophy in San Jose Sharks history this evening at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. I'll be at the awards, hoping to interview the pizza-eating-legend after he embarrasses Drew Doughty and Erik Karlsson (no offense, Erik. You're cool).
Other interesting categories include the Calder Trophy race, where a 27-year-old loaf of bread is up against a very talented rookie that just couldn't beat Joe Pavelski in the NHL 17 Cover Vote. Oh yeah, that. We'll also find out if Captain America can take down Vladimir Tarasenko and be put on the cover of NHL 17. It's going to be a busy night.
How to watch the 2016 NHL Awards
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT | Wednesday, June 22
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
American TV: NBCSN | Canadian TV: Sportsnet
Live streaming on NBC Live Extra
2016 NHL Awards Finalists
- Hart Trophy (league MVP): Patrick Kane, Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby.
- Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Erik Karlsson, Drew Doughty, Brent Burns.
- Vezina Trophy (best goaltender): Braden Holtby, Ben Bishop, Jonathan Quick.
- Calder Trophy (top rookie): Artemi Panarin, Connor McDavid, Shayne Gostisbehere.
- Selke Trophy (best defensive forward): Anze Kopitar, Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler.
- Lady Byng Trophy (most gentlemanly forward): Anze Kopitar, Aleksander Barkov, Loui Eriksson.
- Masterton Trophy (dedication / perseverance): Jaromir Jagr, Mats Zuccarello, Pascal Dupuis.
- NHL Foundation Award (community service): Matt Martin, P.K. Subban, Mark Giordano.
- Mark Messier Leadership Award: Alex Ovechkin, Shea Weber, John Tavares.
- Ted Lindsay Award (MVP as voted by the players): Patrick Kane, Jamie Benn, Braden Holtby.
- Jack Adams Award (best coach): Lindy Ruff, Barry Trotz, Gerard Gallant.
- General Manager of the Year: Jim Rutherford, Brian MacLellan, Jim Nill.
2016 NHL Awards Odds (via Bovada)
- Hart: Patrick Kane (1/10), Jamie Benn (7/1), Sidney Crosby (7/1)
- Norris: Erik Karlsson (5/8), Drew Doughty (2/1), Brent Burns (4/1)
- Vezina: Braden Holtby (1/30), Ben Bishop (7/1), Jonathan Quick (15/1)
- Calder: Artemi Panarin (4/15), Connor McDavid (3/1), Shayne Gostisbehere (8/1)
- Selke: Anze Kopitar (10/11), Patrice Bergeron (1/1), Ryan Kesler (6/1)
- Lady Byng: Anze Kopitar (1/2), Aleksander Barkov (3/1), Loui Eriksson (10/3)
- Jack Adams: Gerard Gallant (5/6), Barry Trotz (1/1), Lindy Ruff (8/1)