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NHL Fan Choice Awards 2019 Voting Opens

Fan Voting Opens for 2019 National Hockey League Fan Choice Awards

As a result of the overwhelming success of last year’s first-ever NHL Fan Choice Awards, the National Hockey League (NHL®) announced that voting is open for the 2019 NHL Fan Choice Awards™, which has expanded from ten categories to 20 this year. The NHL Fan Choice Awards™ gives fans the opportunity to engage with and vote on the best photos, videos and GIFs shared by teams and players during the 2018-19 NHL season on social media. More than 65 NHL players, all 31 NHL teams, and the newest expansion NHL Seattle franchise, are featured in videos and graphics across the 20 categories.

“We’re thrilled to give our fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite posts across NHL social media during the 2018-19 NHL regular season,” said Heidi Browning, NHL EVP & Chief Marketing Officer. “The 2019 Fan Choice Awards celebrate our players personalities and provide an inside look at their lives, both on and off the ice. Hockey fans are passionate about their favorite teams and players and the Fan Choice Awards allows us to engage them in new and exciting ways.”

Fans can vote across all 20 categories through Saturday, June 15, online and share their selections across their social platforms with the official hashtag #NHLFanChoice. 


The winners of the 20 categories will be announced on Wednesday, June 19.

1) GIF of the Year

  • Artemi Panarin
  • Calgary Flames
  • Brady Tkachuk
  • MacKenzie Blackwood

2) Top Team Video

  • Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin re-signs
  • Buffalo Sabres: Casey Mittelstadt in Home Alone
  • New Jersey Devils: 80s Night
  • Anaheim Ducks: Mighty Ducks Movie Tribute Night

3) Best Bromance

  • Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn
  • Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau
  • Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider
  • Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat

4) Best Dressed

  • Henrik Lundqvist
  • P.K. Subban
  • Evander Kane
  • Matt Dumba

5) Best Goalie Mask

  • Robin Lehner
  • Anton Khudobin
  • Antti Raanta
  • Ryan Miller

6) Best Hockey Smile

  • Jason Demers
  • Jeff Carter
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Dustin Byfuglien

7) Best Dog

  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Kelly, Nicky & Macy
  • Artemi Panarin: Mr. Riziy
  • Jaccob Slavin: Simba & Lola
  • Alex DeBrincat: Ralph

8) Best Feel-Good Moment

  • Louis Domingue’s Hockey Fights Cancer™ mask
  • Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon skate with the Kenya Ice Lions
  • Pittsburgh Penguins use social to find a kidney donor
  • Carey Price consoles a boy whose mother died of cancer

9) Best #HockeyTwitter Moment

  • Gritty breaks the internet
  • John Tavares signs with Toronto
  • Seattle gets a team
  • The Summer of Ovi

10) Best Halloween Costume

  • Ben Bishop
  • Brock Boeser and Ben Hutton
  • Blake Coleman
  • Marcus Foligno

11) Best Mascot

  • Hunter
  • Gritty
  • Bailey
  • Bernie

12) Best Beard

  • Brent Burns
  • Ryan Ellis
  • Aaron Ekblad
  • Luke Witkowski

13) Best Celly

14) Best Follow

  • P.K. Subban
  • Erik Karlsson
  • Matt Duchene
  • Brad Marchand

15) Best Team Dog

  • Barclay
  • Ranger
  • Radar
  • Rookie

16) Goal of the Year

  • Sidney Crosby
  • Mikael Backlund
  • Aleksander Barkov
  • Connor McDavid

17) Save of the Year

  • Carey Price
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy
  • Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Mikko Koskinen

18) Best Handshake

  • P.K. Subban and Ryan Johansen
  • Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz
  • Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine
  • Keith Yandle and Jonathan Huberdeau

19) Best Fan Video

  • Caps fan banner raising
  • Predators promposal
  • How Swede it is to be deked by you
  • Tomas TATARRR

20) Top Hidden Talent

  • Samuel Girard
  • Matthew Peca
  • Ryan Reaves
  • Aaron Dell

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