Masterton nominations are one of the more bizarre moments of the final days of the season. It often draws attention to some truly monumental obstacles that have been overcome, but often it is just a bunch of teams going “look at how old this guy is? He’s still playing.” This year was no different in that regard as Patrick Marleau, Corey Perry, Zdeno Chara, Mike Smith, David Backes, Pekka Rinne, and Marc-Andre Fleury were all nominated. Perhaps the most bizarre nomination is Milan Lucic, who seemingly is preserving from being overpaid. I’m sure there are plenty of good stories from markets that I haven’t been paying attention to, but it seems this is Oskar Lindblom’s award.
As for the Leafs, it’s hard to argue with their selection.
Our Toronto chapter of the @ThePHWA has voted Jack Campbell as the #Leafs 2021 Masteron nominee
The Bill Masterton Trophy is awarded to one NHL player each season in recognition of sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) May 10, 2021
The rocky path to holding down a job in the NHL for Jack Campbell has been well documented, and as a former first round selected goaltender the …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation