Tonight, Dominic Moore received the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey,” at the 2014 NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
Here’s his acceptance speech…
Moore returned to hockey this season after taking a year off to take care of his wife Katie, who ultimately succumbed to a rare form of liver cancer.
…why was Moore the obvious recipient of this trophy? This is why…
…the NHL should have shutdown the awards show after Moore received his trophy because it was an epic embarrassment after that. And I’m not talking about Cuba Gooding Jr. because he was amazing.
In other Rangers related NHL award news, Martin St. Louis finished second for Lady Byng, Henrik Lundqvist sixth for Vezina, Ryan McDonagh eighth for Norris and Chris Kreider 10th for Calder.
…somehow Alain Vigneault didn’t receive a single vote for the Jack Adams Trophy. I know the voting is based on regular season performance, but after a horrific start to the season, the Rangers were 15 games over .500 after December 22nd. The only other playoff coach not to receive a single vote? The Kings’ Darryl Sutter.