The NHL awards: It’s not just about the prestige…

…it’s also about the money. Not just the money players will ultimately get on their next contract or their next endorsement deal thanks to being named the best so-and-so muckety-muck. Nope, the Hart, the Vezina, the Norris — they also come with a cheque from the league for players on entry-level deals (clubs have the option of paying out more … or less on subsequent deals). Here’s what it pays to be really good at the game of ice hockey:

My favourite part of that list is how even the NHL considers the Lady Byng a second class trophy.

And then there might be the most important individual award of all…

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