Canucks announce 2011 team awards
Daniel Sedin wins Canucks MVP award.
VANCOUVER, B.C., — The Vancouver Canucks announced today the winners of their annual player awards for the 2010.11 season. Daniel Sedin earned the Cyclone Taylor Trophy as the Canucks MVP, as selected by the fans, for the first time in his career. Daniel has set career highs in all offensive categories this NHL season with 100 points (41-59-100) and leads the NHL in scoring through April 6, 2011. In addition to being named Canucks MVP, Daniel also won the Cyrus H. McLean Trophy as the team’s highest scorer.
Ryan Kesler is the recipient of the Most Exciting Player award as voted by fans this season. It is the first season in which Kesler has been named the team’s Most Exciting Player. This season Kesler has set career highs in goals (37) and power play goals (13). Kesler is second in the NHL in faceoffs won (841) and leads the Canucks in shorthanded goals this season (3).
Jannik Hansen is the recipient of the Fred J. Hume Award for being the Canucks “Unsung Hero” as chosen by the Canucks Booster Club. This is Hansen’s first team award. Hansen has set career highs in assists (18) and points (27) and is one goal from setting a new career high in goals in his fourth season in Vancouver.
Summary of 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks Awards:
Cyclone Taylor - "Most Valuable Player": Daniel Sedin
Walter (Babe) Pratt - "Best Defenceman": Christian Ehrhoff
Most Exciting Player: Ryan Kesler
Fred J. Hume - "Unsung Hero ": Jannik Hansen
Molson Cup Trophy: “Most Molson Cup Selections” Roberto Luongo
Cyrus McLean - "Leading Scorer ": Daniel Sedin