Ottawa Senators Team Awards 2018 - 19
Daniel Alfredsson Award (Team MVP) - Kyle Turris
The brightest spot in a rather disappointing season. After signing a massive extension in the offseason, Turris did not slow down. He posted a career high 81 points while anchoring the top line with Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan. He also contributed valuable minutes on the PK, and adapted to the new role flawlessly as evidenced by his increased shot block and hit totals. Turris also provided valuable leadership as an alternate captain.
Runner Up: Mike Hoffman
Wade Redden Award (Best Defenceman) - Dion Phaneuf
Phaneuf continued his renaissance in Ottawa, even after his partner Erik Karlsson was dealt to Colorado. A force on both sides of the puck, Dion posted impressive totals of 46 points, 103 shot blocks, and 189 hits. Alongside his on-ice contributions, Phaneuf provided a veteran presence and earned the role of club captain after the Karlsson trade. Phaneuf is expected to maintain his role on the top pairing with new acquisition Tyson Barrie next year.
Runner Up: Torey Krug
Dany Heatley Award (Biggest All-Star/GM's Choice) - Jimmy Vesey
A reclamation project done right, Vesey finally broke through after 2 years of futility in New York. Jimmy posted 40 points while splitting time between the 2nd and 3rd lines. He formed deadly chemistry with Logan Brown, providing what will be a staple duo in the top 6 for years to come.
Runner Up: Colin White
Alexei Yashin Award (Best U23 Performance) - Logan Brown
The gigantic centre had no trouble adapting to the NHL, putting up 50 points in his first season. Starting on the third line, he beat out a long list of contenders to solidify himself as the team's second line centre behind Turris by season's end. Logan showed himself to be a big game player as well, with a dominating final quarter that nearly earned the Sens a playoff spot. The sky is the limit for Brown, and his partnership with Vesey and Coyle should only get better next year.
Runner Up: Thomas Chabot
Looking forward to the lottery and draft. Good luck to everyone in the playoffs except for Toronto.