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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby walked away with the NHL’s best forward award, as voted by The Hockey Writers readers.
Despite playing in just 41 games during the regular season, Crosby led the Penguins with 66 points (32 goals and 34 assists). The Penguins captain was not able to return to action due to concussion problems, but still played a key role in the Penguins’ playoff run with his great leadership.
With a total of 54 votes, the 23-year-old native of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia won by a landslide. Runner-up Pavel Datsyuk managed to collect seven votes, while Corey Perry came away with just four.
Now that the NHL’s best forward has been decided, it’s time to vote for who you think the league’s best defenceman was. Voting begins now, and will wrap up on May 29 at 6 PM EST. Round two will begin almost immediately after the polls close.
Vote for round one via the poll below.