Johnny Boychuk is all that is man. He breaks face, he melts hearts and now he’s been nominated for some hardware. Yesterday, the Bruins broke news that Boychuk was nominated for the Masterton Award.
For those unaware of what the Masterton Trophy is for, here’s its Wikipedia Entry:
The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury.
The last Bruin to win the Masterton Trophy was Phil Kessel during the 2006-2007 season.