TAMPA, Fla. — The Professional Hockey Writers Association announced today the winners of 10 Midseason Awards, as the hockey world descends on Tampa Bay to mark the halfway point of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.
Historically, the PHWA voted on “Half Season” Awards through 1968, but the annual practice fell off the radar soon after the advent of the modern-day NHL All-Star Game in 1969.
The Midseason Awards were revived this season, this time giving hockey fans across North America a vote with the power of social media.
The PHWA mourns the loss of USA Hockey assistant executive director Jim Johannson.
Johannson didn’t just have a relentless passion for the game of hockey and his country, he was always helpful in working with our organization to enhance the coverage of the players and teams he cared deeply about.
Our deepest condolences to USA Hockey and the Johannson family.