The finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy have been announced.
The trophy is awarded annually to the player who shows qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
The finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance and dedication to hockey are here! Congratulations to @NickFoligno, @RobinLehner and Joe Thornton. 👏#NHLAwards presented by @Bridgestone pic.twitter.com/9mvKlPcyYV
— NHL (@NHL) April 19, 2019
Yup, that’s right! Our very own Joe Thornton is a finalist. Congrats Joe!
There is only one San Jose Sharks Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner in history, Tony Granato, who overcame possibly career-ending brain injury sustained during the 1995-96 season to score 25 goals in the ’96-’97 season.