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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 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 68 20 27 -13 47
J. Faulk 73 14 32 -18 46
E. Lindholm 72 16 20 -21 36
J. Skinner 68 18 12 -22 30
V. Rask 71 11 19 -12 30
R. Nash 67 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 69 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 73 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 45 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 37 4 15 -9 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 19 21 5 .910 2.43
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62