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2019 NHL Awards: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

2019 NHL Awards: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

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June 19 (UPI) -- The 2019 NHL Awards took place Wednesday night in Las Vegas as Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov was awarded the Hart Trophy. The annual award show recognizes players and personnel from around the NHL who performed among the league's best during the season. This year's event comes after the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to clinch their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The night began with Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson being awarded the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie. The Swede scored 28 goals and had 66 points in 71 games this season. [embedded content] Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. Kucherov followed in his teammate's footsteps and secured...