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BRIND’AMOUR, LAVIOLETTE FINALISTS FOR AWARDS

Thursday, 05.4.2006 / 5:03 PM ET / News
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BRIND\u2019AMOUR, LAVIOLETTE FINALISTS FOR AWARDS
NHL to present awards June 22 in Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2006

RALEIGH, NC –
The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes Captain Rod Brind’Amour and Head Coach Peter Laviolette are finalists for two of the league’s most prestigious annual awards. Brind’Amour has been selected as a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the league’s most outstanding defensive forward, and Laviolette is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year.

The winners will be announced at the NHL Awards Television Special on June 22 in Vancouver.

Brind’Amour led all NHL forwards in average time on ice at 24:17 and ranked third in the NHL with a 59.1 faceoff-winning percentage. Brind’Amour notched two shorthanded goals and led all Hurricanes skaters in playing an average of 4:21 per game shorthanded, ranking ninth among all NHL forwards in shorthanded time on ice. Brind’Amour served as the Hurricanes’ captain, ranked tied for second on the team with 31 goals, fourth on the team with 39 assists and 70 points, led Carolina forwards with a plus-8 rating and played in 78 of the team’s 82 regular-season games. He notched a career high 19 power-play goals to rank tied for the team lead and tied for eighth in the NHL.

Brind’Amour is joined by Ottawa’s Mike Fisher and Dallas’ Jere Lehtinen as finalists for the Selke Trophy. The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” The winner is selected in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association at the end of the regular season.

Laviolette completed his second season behind the Hurricanes’ bench and led the team to a 52-22-8 record, breaking the franchise records for points (112), wins (52), and home wins (31), and tying the record for road wins (21) in a season. The team finished the season as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference after winning the Southeast Division championship by 20 points. Laviolette led the Hurricanes to two nine-game winning streaks, a nine-game home winning streak and a 13-win January, all of which are franchise bests. Laviolette is joined by Tom Renney of the New York Rangers and Lindy Ruff of the Buffalo Sabres as finalists for the Jack Adams Award.

The Hurricanes open their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal series against New Jersey on Saturday (2 p.m., NBC, Hurricanes Radio Network). Tickets to all second round Stanley Cup playoff games at the RBC Center are currently available at the RBC Center box office, all North Carolina TicketMaster locations, by calling 919-834-4000 or via CarolinaHurricanes.com. For information on Hurricanes season-ticket packages and mini-season ticket plans, please call 1-866-NHL-CANES. Please visit www.CarolinaHurricanes.com or NHL.com for the latest information regarding the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81