Zach Hyman is the Leafs nominee for the Masterton Trophy

It’s the start of award nomination season, and while that NHL individual awards isn’t particularly my favourite thing, I admit that in a year when it’s all we have it’s something I’ll force myself to pay attention to.
To kick things off The Pro Hockey Writers Association has shared their list of the 31 Masterton Memorial Trophy nominees (honestly every award should follow this approach). This will eventually be whittled down to three names in list shared by the NHL once these initial votes are tallied, but for now we get the full list.

The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association proudly announces chapters’ nominees for the 2020 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: pic.twitter.com/EpBQDoMhe5
— PHWA (@ThePHWA) June 9, 2020
Zach Hyman!!!
Following the general rules of the Masterton of either overcoming a hardship or just being incredibly old by NHL standards, Hyman’s six month recovery from a torn ACL and returning to tie his career best for goals in 20 fewer games than it took him to do previously certainly is inspiring. Also considering the work ethic, positive attitude, and community involvement of Hyman and he seems like he was …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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