Earlier today the NHL announced the three finalists for the Masterton award, and Ducks goaltender Ray Emery was among them. The other nominees are Calgary Flames forward Daymond Langkow and Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere.
In case you don’t know, the Masterton award is awarded to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
I personally think Ray Emery will win the award as he has overcome to most to get to where he is today; however, I would not be surprised if the award is given to someone else. If you haven’t heard Ray Emery’s story, head over to NHL.com right now, it is truly remarkable what he has overcome.