Carey Price is the 2015 recipient of the Ted Lindsay award.
Formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, the trophy is awarded to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association.
Price became the first goaltender to lead the league in goals-against average (1.96), save percentage (.933) and wins (44) since Ed Belfour did it during the 1990-91 season.
“Sometimes you think you let one rip and you feel like you got some pretty good wood on it and you got the target that you’ve looked at and picked off and he kind of just gloves it like it was a bouncing tennis ball going in there,” Islanders captain John Tavares told The Canadian Press of facing Price. “He just makes it look easy.”
Price appeared in 66 games for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2014-15 regular season helping the Habs to the second best record in the NHL.
The 27-year-old is also a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Vezina Trophy.
This season marks the first time Price and Stars’ captain Jamie Benn were nominated for the award. Alex Ovechkin has won it three times previously.
Here are recent winners of the Ted Lindsay Award:
2014 Sidney Crosby, Pit.
2013 Sidney Crosby, Pit.
2012 Evgeni Malkin, Pit.
2011 Daniel Sedin, Van.
2010 Alex Ovechkin, Wsh.