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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 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
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4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
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C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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