Oskar Lindblom has won the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy
Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has won the NHL’s Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to one player who embodies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication. Obviously Oskar Lindblom is a no brainer and the NHL made the right decision. The other two finalists were Minnesota wild defenseman Matt Dumba and San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau.
2020 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner, Bobby Ryan, announced Lindblom today as the 2021 winner. Lindblom is the fourth Flyers player 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 was 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.
Cheers to you Oskar. Keep fighting the good fight brother.
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