NHL Awards: Skinner is rookie of the year, Gillis gets GM award
The Jennings trophy, automatically awarded to the goalies on the team with the lowest goals-against average, went to the Canucks’ Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.
The new General Manager of the Year award went to Mike Gillis of Vancouver.
By the way, the voting on the Norris trophy was very close. Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom beat out Nashville’s Shea Weber, 736-727. The Kings’ Drew Doughty, a runnerup last year, finished in a tie for 10th. He got one second-place vote and one fifth-place vote.
More coming as the awards are announced.
Photo: Jeff Skinner. Credit: Petr David Josek / Associated Press.