NHL Awards: Jay Mohr, Jon Hamm, Beverly Hills housewives present hockey honors
Jon Hamm and a few Beverly Hills housewives presented honors at the 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
The awards, hosted by comedian Jay Mohr, honor professional hockey players who excelled in the season. Corey Perry, the 26-year-old Anaheim Ducks' right wing, was the surprise winner of the league's MVP trophy. Click the pics for more photos.
"You look forward to doing it all over again," Perry said. "You try to build on the year before and move forward."
Beverly Hills housewives Camille Grammer (Donatacci) and Adrienne Maloof, who owns the Palms with her brothers, attended the show and the reality TV stars presented an award together.
Also making their way down the red carpet: "Up In the Air" director Jason Reitman, "Red State" director Kevin Smith, illusionist Criss Angel and musician Dierks Bentley. "Rocketeer" crooners Far East Movement posed for photos and performed during the show.
"How I Met Your Mother" star Cobie Smulders, a Canada native who frequently references her love of hockey on the CBS sitcom, presented an award along with "The Chicago Code" star Jennifer Beals.
NHL hall of famer Luc Robitaille was also in attendance as Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin, who helped the Canadian team make it to the Stanley Cup finals before ultimately losing to the Boston Bruins, took home the Ted Lindsay Award for the most outstanding player in the NHL.
Nicklas Lidstrom, 41, of the Detroit Red Wings won for top defenseman honors for the seventh time.
"Mad Men's" Hamm presented the Vezina trophy for best goaltender to Boston's Tim Thomas, who already received playoffs MVP and Stanley Cup accolades to get through the night.
Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown won the NHL Foundation Award recognizing his community contributions, specifically the $15,000 sum he and his wife Nicole donated to the newborn and infant critical care unit of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. That number comes from the number of hits he made last season, which ring up to $50 a pop.
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Photos: Upper, Jon Hamm, Camille Grammer and Adrienne Maloof. Lower, Jay Mohr and Corey Perry. Credits: Ethan Miller / Getty Images