Showered With Honors: NHL Star Corey Perry Leads Fellow Oakley Hockey Athletes at League’s Award Show in Vegas
It’s no secret. Oakley Hockey Athletes dominate the ice.
It’s not all that hard, of course…being that a whole host of the NHL’s top hockey players are Oakley-equipped smashers rocking their high-tech O visors whenever they suit up for battle. So it was only fitting that some of O’s best scooped up top honors at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas – lead by the Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry, who grabbed the coveted Hart Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player to his team. He also claimed the Maurice Richard Award for most goals during the season.
Fellow Oakley athletes Daniel Sedin (Ted Lindsay Award), Ryan Kesler (Frank J. Selke Trophy) and Nicklas Lidstrom (James Norris Memorial Trophy) all took home honors of their own.
Corey led the NHL with 50 dazzling goals with a career-best 98 points while powering his Oakley-laced team to a solid fourth place in the West after a shaky start.
But although his season was nothing short of spectacular, he went into the awards ceremony with little expectations.
“You never know what to expect, so just come in and have fun with it, I guess,” Corey said. “When you hear your name, it kind of shocked me. Like I said, you don’t really believe it. But I gave my dad, gave my mom a big hug and went up on stage."
It was well deserved – reflective of his sensational run during the year that made the Ducks a contender after sitting at 11th place. Enough for him to edge out the Vancouver Canucks’ Daniel Sedin, who was another top contender for the honor.
Daniel is this year’s scoring champion, sending in 41 goals with 104 points. His monster season landed him the Ted Lindsay Award, which recognizes the MVP voted on by fellow players.
“Corey had an amazing season, a great finish and he carried the team a lot of times,” Daniel said. “I expected him to win it and he did, so for me that’s no disappointment. I was nominated, so that’s good enough.”
Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom picked up hardware of his own as he took the James Norris Trophy for the seventh time – a recognition that honors a defensive player that demonstrated all-around ability.
Last but not least, the Canucks’ Ryan Kesler nabbed the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the player that best excels in defense.
All in all, a magical night in Vegas for Oakley Athletes who truly kicked arse and took names all season long in the NHL! Congratulations!
Video of Corey’s Acceptance: