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Congratulations Steve & Rick!!!!

Unless you were vacationing in Antarctica this evening, or whiling away the time in a Sensory Deprivation Chamber, you have heard that Steve Mason was named the winner of the Calder Trophy tonight, signifying his status as Rookie of the Year in the NHL. He also was named to the All-Rookie Team, and to the Second Team All-NHL squad.

Captain Rick Nash was also honored as the winner of the NHL Foundation Award, in recognition of the significant amount of charitable and community initiatives with which he is involved.

These two awards now join the Rocket Richard Trophy shared by Nash, Iginla and Kovalchuk on the CBJ mantle. Tonight provided some great recognition for Mason, Nash and the CBJ as a whole.

Just a week until the draft, then another week until free agency. How quickly can you spell Bouwmeister?

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