CHL Announces 2010-11 Award Nominees

The Canadian Hockey League today announced the nominees for the 10 major awards that will be presented at the annual CHL Awards Ceremony which takes places this Saturday May 28, 2011, at 2:30 pm ET  in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

NHL Prospects that are a finalist include…

Nashville Predators’ Ryan Ellis -CGC Defenceman of the Year, CCM Player of the Year.

Philadelphia Flyers’ Jason Akeson -FRAM Sportsman of the Year, Chrysler Top Scorer of the Year

Tampa Bay LightningTyler Johnson -FRAM Sportsman of the Year

Los Angeles KingsLinden Vey – Chrysler Top Scorer of the Year

Phoenix CoyotesMark Visentin – PERT Plus Goaltender of the Year

Philadelphia FlyersJacob De Serrers – PERT Plus Goaltender of the Year

Minnesota Wild’ Darcy Kuemper – PERT Plus Goaltender of the Year, CCM Player of the Year

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Simon Després – CGC Defenceman of the Year

Colorado Avalanche’ Stefan Elliott – CGC Defenceman of the Year

Official Release from CHL is below…..

Mississauga, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the nominees for the 10 major awards that will be presented at the annual CHL Awards Ceremony which takes places this Saturday May 28, 2011, at 2:30 pm in Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.

Tickets are still available for the ceremony beginning as low as $10 which also includes a special pre-event autograph session with award nominees beginning at 12:30 pm.

Here are the nominees for the 10 major awards:

Jack Link’s Top Prospect of the Year:
Gabriel Landeskog, Kitchener Rangers
Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Red Deer Rebels

FRAM Sportsman of the Year:
Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Philip-Michaël Devos, Gatineau Olympiques
Tyler Johnson, Spokane Chiefs

Chrysler Top Scorer of the Year:
Jason Akeson, Kitchener Rangers
Philip-Michaël Devos, Gatineau Olympiques
Linden Vey, Medicine Hat Tigers

Home Hardware Humanitarian Player of the Year:
Jack Walchessen, Peterborough Petes
Gabriel Lemieux, Shawinigan Cataractes
Spencer Edwards, Moose Jaw Warriors

Subway Scholastic Player of the Year:
Dougie Hamilton, Niagara IceDogs
Nicolas Therrien, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Colin Smith, Kamloops Blazers

Old Dutch Coach of the Year:
Mark Reeds, Owen Sound Attack
Gerard Gallant, Saint John Sea Dogs
Don Nachbaur, Spokane Chiefs

BMO Rookie of the Year:
Nail Yakupov, Sarnia Sting
Charles Hudon, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
Matt Dumba, Red Deer Rebels

PERT Plus Goaltender of the Year:
Mark Visentin, Niagara IceDogs
Jacob DeSerrers, Saint John Sea Dogs
Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels

CGC Defenceman of the Year:
Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires
Simon Després, Saint John Sea Dogs
Stefan Elliott, Saskatoon Blades

CCM Player of the Year:
Ryan Ellis, Windsor Spitfires
Sean Couturier, Drummondville Voltigeurs
Darcy Kuemper, Red Deer Rebels

Media attending the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup that wish to cover the CHL Awards Ceremony on Saturday are asked to sign up on the list and receive a ticket at the volunteer table inside the Media Centre. All award winners will be made available to the media for interviews and photos at the conclusion of the ceremony.

For more information please visit www.mastercardmemorialcup.com.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche Darcy Kuemper Jacob De Serrers Jason Akeson Linden Vey Los Angeles Kings Mark Visentin Minnesota Wild Nashville Predators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins Ryan Ellis Simon Després Stefan Elliott Tampa Bay Lightning Tyler Johnson

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