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Moulson Named Finalist For NHL Foundation Award

Islanders forward nominated for league’s community award at NHL Awards Show on June 20 in Las Vegas

Monday, 04.30.2012 / 11:00 AM / News
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Moulson Named Finalist For NHL Foundation Award
Matt Moulson has been named a finalist for the NHL Foundation Award, given annually to the player who applies the values of hockey \u2013 commitment, preseverence and teamwork \u2013 to enrich the lives of people in his community.

The National Hockey League announced today that New York Islanders forward Matt Moulson has been named a finalist for the NHL Foundation Award, given annually to the player who applies the values of hockey – commitment, preseverence and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.

Moulson is one of three finalists, along with Mike Fisher and John-Michael Liles, who will attend the 2012 NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 20. Moulson is also a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded annually to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.

Moulson, 28, recorded career highs in goals (36), assists (33) and points (69) this season, while recording only six penalty minutes. He led the Islanders in goals for the third consecutive season, surpassed the 30-goal mark for the third-straight year, and also maintained his Iron Man games-played streak, appearing in all 82 regular season games for the third year in-a-row.

Some of Moulson’s community initiatives this season included the creation of the 326 foundation, which includes a “goals for charity” program, the Matt Moulson Wounded Warrior Program, in which he hosts military personnel at every Islanders home game, and the Islanders Fight Cancer campaign and Movember – the fight against prostate cancer campaign.

Moulson has already received a pair of Islanders awards this season. On Thursday, April 5, during the Islanders home season finale, he was honored with both the Islanders Community Service Award and the Islanders Good Guy Award. The Islanders Community Service Award is presented annually to the player who makes the strongest impact on the Long Island community throughout the year. The recipient is selected by the Islanders organization and serves as the team’s nomination for the NHL Foundation Player Award. The Islanders Good Guy Award is presented annually to the player who best displays professionalism, courtesy and cooperation with the media.

In 275 career NHL games with the Islanders and the Los Angeles Kings, Moulson has scored 180 points (103 goals, 77 assists). Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round, 263rd overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Moulson signed with the Islanders as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season.

The National Hockey League's elite will come together with celebrities from music, stage and screen for a celebration of hockey at the star-studded 2012 NHL Awards on Wednesday, June 20, from Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. The 2012 NHL Awards will be broadcast by NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC in Canada.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 21 15 5 1 59 52 31
2 PIT 18 13 3 2 68 40 28
3 TBL 21 13 6 2 75 59 28
4 NYI 19 13 6 0 64 56 26
5 BOS 21 13 8 0 57 52 26
6 DET 19 10 4 5 54 45 25
7 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
8 TOR 20 10 8 2 63 62 22
9 WSH 19 9 7 3 55 52 21
10 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
11 NJD 20 9 9 2 49 56 20
12 FLA 17 7 5 5 38 44 19
13 PHI 18 7 9 2 53 58 16
14 CAR 19 6 10 3 45 58 15
15 CBJ 19 6 11 2 47 68 14
16 BUF 20 5 13 2 34 69 12

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 19 9 9 4 18
J. Tavares 19 7 11 -4 18
K. Okposo 19 5 13 -1 18
R. Strome 19 4 11 8 15
F. Nielsen 19 5 7 5 12
J. Boychuk 18 2 10 5 12
N. Kulemin 19 4 6 0 10
N. Leddy 19 5 4 7 9
M. Grabovski 16 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 11 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 8 4 0 .914 2.54
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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