For the first time in memory, the NHL will hand out its annual hardware prior to crowning a champion – with the exception of the Conn Smythe Trophy of course.

Starting Sunday, Sept. 6, with the presentation of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, the league will announce an award-winner nightly through Sept. 13. Hockey fans can view these announcements during the pregame window on NBC Sports, Sportsnet, and TVA broadcasts.

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The schedule for the next eight days is as follows:

Sunday, Sept. 6 – King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Nominees: Matt Dumba, Henrik Lundqvist, P.K. Subban

Prediction: This is an award devoted to leadership and being charitable in their community. All are worthy of this award.

Monday, Sept. 7 – Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Nominees: Stephen Johns, Oskar Lindblom, Bobby Ryan

Prediction: Full disclosure, this Professional Hockey Writers Association member voted on this award. The PHWA will reveal it’s ballots at a later date.

Updated – Ottawa Senators’ Bobby Ryan, a Masterton Finalist

Tuesday, Sept. 8 – Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award 

Nominees: Dampy Brar, Alexandria Briggs-Blake, John Haferman

Prediction: All nominees give their invaluable time and efforts to their communities. Give them all a trophy.

Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Jack Adams Award

Nominees: Bruce Cassidy, John Tortorella, Alain Vigneault

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Prediction: John Tortorella

Thursday, Sept. 10 – Frank J. Selke Trophy

Nominees: Patrice Bergeron, Sean Couturier, Ryan O’Reilly

Prediction: Sean Couturier

Friday, Sept. 11 – Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Nominees: Nathan MacKinnon, Auston Matthews, Ryan O’Reilly

Prediction: Auston Matthews

Saturday, Sept 12 – Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year

Nominees: TBA

Sunday, Sept. 13 – Mark Messier Leadership Award

Nominees: None, the NHL will announce a winner only.

You’ll have to wait a while longer for winners of the major awards to be announced. The league will hold a 30-minute show during the Stanley Cup Final – date and time TBA.

Those awards include:

Calder Memorial Trophy

Nominees: Quinn Hughes, Dominik Kubalik, Cale Makar

Prediction: Cale Makar

Hart Memorial Trophy

Nominees: Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon, Artemi Panarin

Prediction: Nathan MacKinnon


James Norris Memorial Trophy

Nominees: John Carlson, Victor Hedman, Roman Josi

Prediction: John Carlson

Ted Lindsay Award

Nominees: Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon, Artemi Panarin

Prediction: Nathan MacKinnon

Vezina Trophy 

Nominees: Connor Hellebuyck, Tuukka Rask, Andrei Vasilevskiy

Prediction: Connor Hellebuyck

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