Voting open for Bob Nystrom Award

Annual award presented since 1991 to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication

Wednesday, 03.27.2013 / 10:06 AM ET / News
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Voting open for Bob Nystrom Award
Annual award presented since 1991 to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication
Voting is now open through Wednesday, Apr. 3 for the 2013 Bob Nystrom Award, which is selected by the fans and presented to the Islander who best exemplifies leadership, hustle and dedication. Nystrom is beloved by Islanders fans for exemplifying these characteristics during his 14 seasons with the team.

First awarded in 1991 to Brent Sutter, the honor is dedicated to “Mr. Islander.” Including the postseason, Nystrom played 1,057 games for the Islanders from 1972 through 1986, but is most remembered for the 1980 Stanley Cup clinching overtime goal.

Last season, forward Matt Martin was chosen for the award. Martin set an NHL-record with 374 hits in 2011-12.

“I pride myself on being a hard-working player,” Martin said upon receiving the award last April. “There are definitely a lot of guys in the room that could have won it, but I’m honored to have my name on that trophy.”

The fans selected Frans Nielsen as the 2011 award winner after leading the team with a plus-13 rating.

“It’s something I’m proud of,” Nielsen said. “I’ve always tried to be a guy that competes hard every night, so it’s awesome that the fans see that in my style of play.”

Voting for the award has closed.

Past winners:
1990-91-Brent Sutter
1991-92-Ray Ferraro
1992-93-Benoit Hogue
1993-94-Steve Thomas
1995-96-Dan Plante
1996-97-Claude Lapointe
1997-98-Rich Pilon
1998-99-Claude Lapointe
1999-00-Claude Lapointe
2000-01-Dave Scatchard
2001-02-Steve Webb
2002-03-Jason Blake, Garth Snow
2003-04-Adrian Aucoin
2005-06-Kevin Colley
2006-07-Trent Hunter
2007-08-Richard Park
2008-09-Tim Jackman
2009-10-Kyle Okposo
2010-11-Frans Nielsen
2011-12-Matt Martin

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
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13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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