PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A retired Penguins player has been named a finalist for the National Hockey League’s Masterton Trophy.
According to the NHL, the award recognizes “the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”READ MORE: Allegheny County Worker Explains Why He's Prepared To Lose His Job Over Vaccine Requirement
Pascal Dupuis, along with Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr and Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello, have been nominated.READ MORE: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
Dupuis was diagnosed with a blood clot in his lung in November 2014, and did not play for the rest of the 2014-2015 season. He returned to start the 2015-16 season, but retired in December due to health concerns.MORE NEWS: AP Source: Pittsburgh Pirates, Catcher Roberto Pérez Reach 1-Year Deal
The winner will be announced at the 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.