KEVIN COLLEY WINS NYSTROM TROPHY

Saturday, 04.8.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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KEVIN COLLEY WINS NYSTROM TROPHY
Inspirational forward honored for his dedication to hockey

Kevin Colley is this year's winner of the Bob Nystrom Trophy, given to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication. Colley was presented the award by Nystrom and one-time winner Steve Webb before tonight's game between the Islanders and Washington Capitals.

"This award means a lot to me," said Colley, who received a warm ovation from the Coliseum faithful. "I want to thank all of the fans that thought of me. I will cherish this for a long time."

After climbing through the ranks of the minor leagues -- including the last three seasons with the Islanders' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport -- the 27-year old Colley was promoted to the Islanders and played 16 games in the NHL. In short time, he became an Islander fan favorite for his relentless and physical play. However, Colley suffered a career-ending neck injury during a game earlier this season against Washington at the Coliseum.

He received more than 40% of the votes registered by fans on newyorkislanders.com. Other Islanders receiving strong consideration were Shawn Bates, Jason Blake, Rick DiPietro and Trent Hunter.

"Kevin is very deserving of this award," said Webb, who went out to dinner with Colley last night and discussed life after hockey. "If you ask anyone who ever played with him, they'll tell you they never had a better teammate. He is the personification of what it means to be an Islander."

Bob Nystrom Trophy Winners
1991 - Brent Sutter
1992 - Ray Ferraro
1993 - Benoit Hogue
1994 - Steve Thomas
1996 - Dan Plante
1997 - Claude Lapointe
1998 - Rich Pilon
1999 - Claude Lapointe
2000 - Claude Lapointe
2001 - Dave Scatchard
2002 - Steve Webb
2003 - Jason Blake, Garth Snow
2004 - Adrian Aucoin
2006 - Kevin Colley

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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