Up next is the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded to the player who best exemplified the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Nominees this year include Jed Ortmeyer from San Jose, Jose Theodore from Washington, and Kurtis Foster from Tampa Bay.
And the winner is… Jose Theodore.
Jose Theodore is a fine choice. Frankly I don’t have much of an opinion about this award. It’s a good thing for players to win, and certainly their dedication to the game and to philanthropic causes, but how do you pick between all of them? Congrats to all of the nominees.