It was announced this morning by the Boston chapter chairman of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, Matt Kalman – The Bruins Blog — that Bruins’ future Hall-of-Fame forward Mark Recchi was selected as a finalist for the Bill Masterson Award.
The 42-year-old Recchi was nominated for this award by the PHWA’s Boston chapter, and will be one of 30 players in the league up for the honor at the NHL Awards ceremony in June. Past Bruins’ winners include Phil Kessel, Cam Neely, Gord Kluzak, and Charlie Simmer.
The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and is given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner is selected in a poll of all chapters of the PHWA at the end of the regular season.