I was right last year: “I’m a little worried our little fake awards have reached the end of their useful life.” Once again we got seven votes, and once again your Fan Favorite vote split seven ways. Amazing. So you spread your love around, I guess, is the positive way to put it.
We again barely got a result for the Seventh Player Award, which goes to John Stevens, who shook his early injuries and settled into a penalty-kill and occasional power-play role while playing the middle at even strength.
Once more, the Three Stars Award comes down to the wire. We’ll figure it out and update the post after today’s game. Edit: It’s Travis St. Denis, who was first star five times, edging Christopher Gibson, a star of the game 11 times.
SEVENTH PLAYER: John Stevens 2, Connor Jones 1, Kyle Burroughs 1, Christopher Gibson 1, Casey Bailey 1, Kane Lafranchise 1.
FAN FAVORITE: TIE, Seth Helgeson 1, Travis St. Denis 1, Ben Holmstrom 1, Connor Jones 1, Casey Bailey 1, Michael Dal Colle 1, Sebastian Aho 1.
Fake Team Awards History
2011 special–Trainer Mike Schroeder/Equipment manager Leni DiCostanzo
2017–Travis St. Denis
2016–Joe Whitney/Mike Halmo (tie)
Three Stars Award
2009–Nathan Lawson/Mike Iggulden (shared)
2018–Travis St. Denis