You will see the initial champion from the Vezina Trophy introduced on June 20 in Vegas, inside a ceremony broadcast by CBC Sports.

New You are able to Rangers goalkeeper Henrik Lundqvist, Nashville Potential predators netminder Pekka Rinne and La Nobleman puck stopper Jonathan Quick were introduced Wednesday as runners up for that Vezina Trophy.

Lundqvist has returned like a finalist after being one of the final three from 2006 to 2008. The Swede assisted the Rangers move from eighth within the Eastern Conference last season to first this season, finishing within the 5 best in each and every significant record category.

Quick was the greatest reason undoubtedly the Nobleman could squeak in to the 2010 nfl playoffs, by having an NHL-best 11 shutouts. He lost six separate games with a 1- score, as his teammates were a lowly 29th of 30 teams in goal production this year.

Rinne is really a finalist for any second consecutive season. Additionally to being up for that award last season he finished 4th in Hart Trophy voting as league best player. This year, the six-feet-five Finn faced more rubber than every other goaltender but nonetheless handled to complete fifth in save percentage.

Named after goalkeeper Georges Vezina, who died at age 39, the award was initially passed out in 1927.

The award is chosen on through the NHL's general managers.

There's never been part of the Potential predators or Nobleman to win the award. Lundqvist may be the fifth Rangers goalkeeper to simply accept the honor, following Dork Kerr (1939-40), the tandem of Eddie Giocamin and Gilles Villemure (1970-71), and John Vanbiesbrouck (1985-86).

Rinne and Quick are onto the 2nd round from the 2010 nfl playoffs using their clubs, while Lundqvist and also the Rangers will turn to steer clear of the series upset Thursday evening in your own home from the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 (CBC,

Listed here are the data for that runners up and where they rank in various groups. Ratings derive from goaltenders who made an appearance in over fifty percent of the team's games.

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