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The Vancouver Canucks announced their annual player awards during their final home game of the regular season on May 18 at Rogers Arena. Among the five awards announced, four were voted on by Canucks fans from May 3 to 9. 


Bo Horvat earned the Cyclone Taylor Trophy for the second time in his career (2016.17) as the Canucks "Most Valuable Player," as voted by the fans. In his second season as Canucks captain, Horvat has recorded 37 points (18-19-37) in all 54 games played so far. Horvat also appeared in his 500th NHL game on May 16 vs Calgary. 



For the second straight year, Quinn Hughes won the fan vote for the Walter (Babe) Pratt Trophy as the club's "Best Defenceman." Hughes is on track to pace all Canucks defencemen in points for the second consecutive season and ranks third overall in team scoring with 40 points (3-37-40) in 54 games. The sophomore blueliner is also currently one point up on J.T. Miller for the most power play points on the team (19) and ranks sixth in TOI/GP among North Division skaters (22:51). 



The final two awards decided by fan voting were each awarded to first-time recipients, as Nils Höglander won the Pavel Bure Award as the Canucks "Most Exciting Player," while Tyler Motte captured the Fred J. Hume Award as the team's "Unsung Hero." 


Höglander has enjoyed a remarkable rookie campaign with 26 points (12-14-26) in 54 games played, ranking seventh in league-wide rookie scoring. He has also recorded 25 even-strength points (4th among rookies), 115 shots (3rd), and 41 takeaways (1st).  



Motte has seen limited playing time because of injuries this season, but he has made the most of his ice time, registering 9 points (6-3-9) in 24 games. Despite playing the fewest games of his career, Motte is registering career-highs in TOI/GP (16:01), shooting percentage (15.0%), points per game (0.38), and matched career-highs in game-winning goals (1), most goals in a single game (2), and penalty minutes (14). 



Tyler Motte was also the winner of the Daniel and Henrik Sedin Award for community leadership, introduced in 2019.20, for his role as the Canucks Hockey Talks ambassador for mental health advocacy. Motte teamed up with the Canucks for Kids Fund in February to create "Motter's Mental Health Fund," where all proceeds benefit a range of mental health initiatives and foundations. He has also been an outspoken advocate for women's hockey and the PHWHA. 



Summary of 2020.21 Vancouver Canucks Awards: 

  • Cyclone Taylor Trophy - "Most Valuable Player" (fan vote): Bo Horvat 
  • Walter (Babe) Pratt Trophy - "Best Defenceman" (fan vote): Quinn Hughes 
  • Pavel Bure Award - "Most Exciting Player" (fan vote): Nils Höglander 
  • Fred J. Hume Award - "Unsung Hero" (fan vote): Tyler Motte 
  • Daniel and Henrik Sedin Award - "Community Leadership": Tyler Motte 
  • Cyrus H. McLean Trophy - "Leading Scorer": *to be announced May 19 postgame 
  • Three Stars Award - "Most Three Stars Selections": *to be announced May 19 postgame 


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Congratulations boys!


We all know this season didn't go as planned but you all showed heart and perseverance. 


Enjoy your summer and best of luck with your training, here's to a better season next fall.   

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10 hours ago, NUCKER67 said:

Hoglander, Boeser, Motte and Hamonic are the only players who deserve an award. 

Seriously? After a pandemic tore through our whole team during this unprecedented crisis? You're seriously saying they don't deserve some props for how they soldiered through? 

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Crazy to me that Horvat won the Cyclone. He's not a horrible choice, but I'd have Boeser above him and Demko winning it for sure. I think I forgot to vote this year. I think all the other picks are good ones.

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If the team did the votes:


MVP :  Demko honourable mention: BB

Pratt : Myers 

Most Exciting/Bure:  QHs or EP 


Defense includes keeping the puck out of your own net.   -22 in 55 games is very bad although it did slow down a little not enough. 

What are fans smoking? 

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