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The 2014 ESPYS: Best NHL Players

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TSN.ca Staff
7/15/2014 2:31:38 PM
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Canada's Sports Leader heads to Hollywood for the biggest awards event in sports, The 2014 ESPYS, hosted by Toronto-born Grammy Award-winning platinum-selling recording artist Drake from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

One category most Canadians will be watching is for Best NHL Player, with a list that includes three Canadians amongst the five nominees.

Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, and Jonathan Toews are among the players with a shot at being named 'Best NHL Player.' Anze Kopitar of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers round out this year's nominees.

Rangers forward Dominic Moore is also nominated for 'Best Comeback Athlete' alongside Crosby. Moore sat out 18 months after the death of his wife. He returned to the ice in 2013-14 and scored the game-winning goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The goal sent the Rangers to the Cup Finals.

Crosby hadn't played at least 80 games since 2009-10 before this past season, where he led the NHL in points at 104 and was a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy.

Best Male Athlete
1993-94 Mario Lemieux
1995 Mark Messier
1996 Eric Lindros
1997 Joe Sakic
1998 Mario Lemieux
1999-00 Dominik Hasek
2001 Chris Pronger
2002 Jarome Iginla
2003 Jean-Sebastien Giguere
2004 Jarome Iginla
2005 No Winner - LOCKOUT
2006 Jaromir Jagr
2007-10 Sidney Crosby
2011 Tim Thomas
2012 Jonathan Quick
2013 Sidney Crosby

TSN2's exclusive Canadian coverage begins Wednesday at 7pm et/4pm pt with The 2014 ESPYS Countdown followed by The 2014 ESPYS at 9pm et/6pm pt. TSN subscribers can also access live and on demand coverage of The 2014 ESPYS via TSN.ca and TSN GO.

Sidney Crosby (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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