How Charlie McAvoy, Jeremy Swayman, Tuukka Rask (???) fared in NHL awards voting


The Bruins’ big award winner was already announced earlier this month, when Patrice Bergeron won his record fifth Selke Trophy. Boston didn’t go completely unrepresented at Tuesday night’s awards ceremony, though.

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Star defenseman Charlie McAvoy earned his highest Norris Trophy finish yet and made his first postseason All-Star team. McAvoy finished fourth in voting for the Norris (awarded to the NHL’s best defenseman) behind winner Cale Makar, Roman Josi and Victor Hedman. McAvoy finished fifth in 2020-21 and 10th in 2019-20.

McAvoy also finished fourth among defensemen in the All-Star voting, earning a spot on the Second Team. He is the first Bruins defenseman to make an end-of-season All-Star Team since Zdeno Chara made the First Team in 2013-14.

Jeremy Swayman also got some love, as he was named the NHL’s All-Rookie Team goalie after earning 190 of a possible 196 votes. He is the first Bruin to make the All-Rookie Team since McAvoy in 2017-18, and the first Boston goalie to make it since Andrew Raycroft in 2003-04.

Swayman also finished fifth in voting for the Calder Trophy (NHL’s best rookie), behind winner Moritz Seider, Trevor Zegras, Michael Bunting and Lucas Raymond.

In the “others receiving votes” section, Bergeron finished tied for seventh among centers in the All-Star Team voting and David Pastrnak finished fifth among right wings. In perhaps the most bizarre vote of the night, Tuukka Rask -- who posted an .844 save percentage in four games before retiring -- got one third-place All-Star vote to finish in a tie for 11th among goalies.

In addition to Makar winning the Norris, the other major awards featured Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews winning the Hart Trophy as league MVP and the Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin winning the Vezina Trophy as the top goalie.

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