This season is unique, to say the least. But the NHL is removing at least one layer of speculation. According to Jason Gregor, the league has announced the days that they will be announcing the 2020 NHL Awards finalists.
1/2 The NHL will release player awards finalists on these days.
July 14: Ted Lindsay Award
July 15: Jack Adams Award, Calder Trophy
July 16: Lady Byng Trophy, Masterton Trophy
July 17: Willie O’Ree Award, Vezina Trophy
July 20: Norris Trophy, Selke Trophy
July 21: Hart Trophy
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) July 10, 2020
NHL 2020 Awards Finalists Announcement Dates
The finalists will be announced throughout July. There are a few awards not mentioned in this list, though. The King Clancy Memorial Trophy, given to the player who bests exemplifies leadership and community contribution, does not have a finalized list yet. The finalists for the Jim Gregory GM of the Year Award will be determined after the playoff’s second round. And the Mark Messier Leadership Award will simply have its winner announced. Gregory notes that winners will be announced tentatively during the league’s Conference Finals.
These dates add on to the already busy schedule of the NHL. With the official approval of the league’s new CBA comes a list of dates that move forward the league’s Return to Play plan. These dates aren’t entirely set in stone but Frank Seravelli notes the list of important dates:
#NHL tentative RTP schedule:
🔔 July 24: Travel to hubs
🔔 July 25: Exhibition games
🔔 July 30: Qualif. round begins
🔔 Aug. 9: First round of playoffs begins
🔔 Aug. 23: Second round begins
🔔 Sept. 6: Conf Finals begin
🔔 Sept. 20: SCF begins
🔔 Oct. 2: Last poss. game of SCF
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 8, 2020
The announcements of the 2020 NHL Award finalists leads right up to the commencement of Phases Three and Four. The official announcement of the winners doesn’t have any official timeline but it will be around early-September.
2019 NHL Awards
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 19: Ryan O’Reilly of the St. Louis Blues poses with the Frank J. Selke Trophy, the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy and the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in the press room at the 2019 NHL Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)