Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers has been named the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy by the Winnipeg chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.
The award is given to the player who most exemplifies “perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The recipient will be announced as part of the league’s award show in June.
Myers was limited to 11 games last season because of lower-body injuries. According to the Winnipeg Sun, Myers’s son, Tristan, was also required to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for several weeks as he battled through a pulmonary hemorrhage, a seizure and a stroke after being born five weeks prematurely last January.
Myers, 28, has six goals and 34 points in 75 games this season. He won the 2009 Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year while with the Buffalo Sabres.