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S16 - Flames Awards [WB10]


This season’s team awards, and hopefully league awards have 2 Calgary Flames names all over them. Andrew Ference was the Flames leading point getter, the league’s top point getter, and the Flames top defenceman. Ference won 3 team awards and should be in the running for the league awards in the same categories. Ference won the team MVP award, the team leading scorer and the team top defenceman award. Ference lead the team and the league with 96 points this past season. The 27 year old defenceman finished the season with career best numbers with 28 goals and 68 assists for 96 points. Ference was a major contributor in the power play and the penalty kill. He finished the season as a + 15 player. The people here in the Flames organization believe he deserves the Hart and Norris trophies to go along with the Art Ross he has already won.

Another big winner from Calgary is goalie Ryan Miller. Miller is coming off a career best 41 win season sporting a 2.43 goals against average. Both numbers are career best for the 27 year old Flames net minder. Miller easily won the team’s top goalie award, and he should be in the running for the Vezina and Jenning trophies when the league votes during the playoffs. Miller has been getting better each season in Calgary, and the Flames organization is excited to see where Miller can lead this team in the years to come.

Newcomers Daniel Sedin and Brad Richards both took home some team hardware this season as well. Sedin took home the top goal scorer trophy as he paced the team with 33 goals, his top goal scoring tally so far in his career. Team mate Brad Richards had an up and down season, suffering a few injuries that kept him out of the lineup for a few weeks. It was Richards defensive game and perseverance throughout the season that won his team mates respect this season, as he won the team’s best defensive forward and the perseverance and sportsmanship award.

The only other notable event from the Flames awards night was Andrew Hutchinson taking home the rookie of the year trophy. Hutchinson was not allowed to officially win this trophy as he dressed for 25 games last season but did not see the ice. So in his true rookie season, Hutch had 15 goals and 36 assists for 51 points.


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