Jaromir Jagr wins Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Cats go one for three at NHL Awards in Las Vegas

Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr was awarded the 2016 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy last night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, site of the league's newest team, Nevada.

Florida's executive chairman Peter Luukko accepted the honor on behalf of Jagr, who was unable to attend the ceremony.

Jagr, who posted a team-best 66 points (27G-39A), beat out Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers for the award the goes to "the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dediation to hockey" as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

Cats' center Aleksander Barkov finished second in the voting to Los Angeles Kings pivot Anze Kopitar for the Lady Byng Trophy.

The Panthers' other nominee, coach Gerard Gallant, finished second in the voting for the Jack Adams Award. Washington's Barry Trotz won the award for the third time.

Chicago's Patrick Kane capped off an amazing season that saw him become the first American to ever win the Art Ross Trophy with a Hart Trophy (league MVP), another first for an American-born player, and the Ted Lindsay Award, which goes to the most outstanding player as voted by his fellow members of the NHLPA.

For more on last night winners, check out NHL.com.