May 22nd, 2024

Jets’ Hellebuyck, Canucks’ Demko among finalists for NHL’s top goaltender award

By The Canadian Press on April 29, 2024.

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) makes the save against New York Rangers defenseman Braden Schneider (4) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Hellebuyck, Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers are the three finalists for this season's Vezina Trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mary Altaffer

NEW YORK – Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Florida Panthers are the finalists for this season’s Vezina Trophy.

The trophy is awarded each year to the NHL’s top goaltender in the regular season.

Hellebuyck posted a 37-19-4 record with a 2.39 goals-against average, .921 save percentage and five shutouts. He won the Jennings Trophy as the goaltender (minimum 25 games played) on the team with the fewest goals allowed.

The Jets netminder won the award in 2020 and is a finalist for the second straight year and fourth time overall.

Demko, a first-time finalist, posted a 35-14-2 record and set career highs with a 2.45 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and five shutouts.

Bobrovsky had a 36-17-4 record with a 2.37 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. The two-time Vezina winner with Columbus (2013, 2017) tied for the league lead with six shutouts.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 29, 2024.

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