Former Kelowna Rockets defenceman Shea Weber has been named the Montreal Canadiens nominee for the 2020 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The Professional Hockey Writers’ Association (PWHA) announced the nominees for each team on Tuesday. Each team has a nominee, as voted by the city’s chapter of the PHWA.
The trophy is awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.
Weber returned to form after suffering two injury-plagued seasons, the Canadiens captain had 36 points (15G, 21A) in 65 games this season. Montreal announced in mid-February that Weber was expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a foot injury, he returned to practice five days later.
The Sicamous, BC suited up in 109 WHL regular-season games over five seasons between 2001 and 2005, collecting 91 points (26G, 65A) and 128 penalty minutes.