Strudwick named Oilers nominee for 2010 Bill Masterton Trophy
|NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 3: Jason Strudwick #43 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Nashville Predators at the Sommet Center on March 3, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)|
The Masterton Trophy, awarded since the 1967-68 season, is given annually to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey”. The PHWA chapters from all 30 NHL teams nominate one player from the team they cover and the winner of the award is selected by a poll among the 30 chapters of the PHWA at the end of the regular season schedule.
Among many charitable appearances, Strudwick is Honorary Co-Chair for the Inner City Children’s Project Society; participates regularly in the Stollery Children’s Hospital programs and visits and is a nominee for the 2009/2010 NHL Foundation Award.
The Masterton Trophy will be awarded at the 2010 NHL Awards broadcast live from the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 23, 2010.
The 6’4”, 225 pound defencemen is in his 13th NHL season and had six assists with 50 penalty minutes in 72 games in his second season with the Oilers. He was second on the team in blocked shots with 139.
The 34-year-old native of Edmonton has played 631 NHL games since turning pro with the New York Islanders in 1995-96. He has scored 13-40-53 and registered 788 career penalty minutes during his career that has seen him play with the Islanders, Vancouver, Chicago, New York Rangers and Oilers.
Edmonton Oilers hockey is presented in part by the Rexall Family of Pharmacies, Molson Canadian, ATB Financial, TELUS, Cenovus Energy and Ford.