Two members of the Carolina Hurricanes were honored by the Carolina chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association on Thursday. Andrej Sekera was named the teams Most Valuable Player, while Jordan Staal won the Josef Vasicek Award for cooperation with the local media.
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association vote on the NHLs first and second All-Star teams as well as the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke and Masterton trophies. The Carolina chapter earlier this month nominated Manny Malhotra for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which honors sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to the game of hockey. Chip Alexander