Oskar Lindblom named finalist for 2021 Masterson Award
Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been named a finalist for the NHL’s Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy for the second season in a row. This trophy is presented to one player who embodies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication. The other two finalists for this award are Minnesota wild defenseman Matt Dumba and San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau.
If Lindblom were to bring the award home finally, he would be the fourth Flyer to win the Masterson. The last winner was new Lehigh Valley head coach Ian Laperriere back in 2011. Before that, Tim Kerr won in 1989 and Bobby Clarke back in 1972. Over 50 games this season, Oskar Lindblom had eight goals and six assists following his diagnosis of Ewing’s sarcoma.
The winner is determined by a poll amongst 31 chapters of the PHWA following the conclusion of the regular season. Later, it is announced at the NHL Awards Show. Cherry Hill native Bobby Ryan won the award last season after overcoming his battle with alcoholism.
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