Seeing who is winning awards and which players are going to Vegas has been great, but the highlights of the 2017 NHL Awards came during the tear-jerking moments. Maybe that’s not what you might expect from a hockey awards show, but Craig Anderson and Bryan Bickell both inspired emotional reactions.
The hockey world honored Bickell and his wife Amanda as he ends his career due to multiple sclerosis. The video above is one of the most emotional you’ll ever see regarding hockey. It’s a beautiful thing.
In accepting the 2017 Bill Masterton Trophy, Craig Anderson brought his wife – and likely others – to tears with his acceptance speech.
The Bickells provided some smiles, too, though: