Sergei Bobrovsky Wins Vezina Trophy
The Blue Jackets netminder picked up his second career Vezina.
Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets has won his second Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender. He beat out Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. Bobrovsky notched 138 votes to win, beating Holtby (87) and Price (19).
Bobrovsky had a season to remember in 2016-17. He led the NHL with a .931 save percentage as welll as 2.06 goals against average in 63 games played this season. Bobrovsky also tied for third in the NHL in shutouts this season.
Bobrovsky was the backbone, heart, and soul of the Blue Jackets last year. He was the best player as the team set franchise records with 50 wins and 108 points. He also won a franchise record 41 games during the 2016-17 season. Bobrovsky also became the first member of the Columbus Blue Jackets to be nominated as a Hart Trophy Finalist for his season.
Bobrovsky was the NHL Player of the Month during December as he went 12-0 in the midst of the Blue Jackets' 16 game winning streak.
Bobrovsky thanked his fellow finalists, his teammates, his friends at home. He noted that while the last few years have been tough, the team is now on the right track. And that they are, thanks to his stellar work between the pipes.
Congratulations to Sergei Bobrovsky on his Vezina Trophy win!