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Closing the Book

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The Penguins first-round series loss to the Flyers put a dismal stamp on a season that began with so much promise. PSR takes a look at the team’s 2011-12 season leaders, including the winners of their annual team awards.

Baz Bastien Memorial “Good Guy” Award – Marc-Andre Fleury & Pascal Dupuis
Presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to the player who the local media of the PHWA want to acknowledge for his cooperation throughout the year. The award is presented in memory of the late Aldege Baz Bastien, Penguins general manager from 1976-83.


NHL Masterton Nominee – Matt Cooke
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association votes for the Penguins’ Masterton nominee. Each NHL team selects a Masterton candidate from which the overall winner is chosen. The Masterton candidate is nominated as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.


A.T. Caggiano Memorial Booster Club Cup – Evgeni Malkin
Presented in memory of A.T. Caggiano, long-time Penguins’ locker room attendant & Booster Club supporter, the award is presented by Penguins Booster Club members, who vote for the three stars after every home game and tally votes at the end of the regular season.


Player’s Player Award – Brooks Orpik
The players hold a vote at the end of the season for the player they feel exemplifies leadership for the team, both on and off the ice, a player dedicated to teamwork.


Edward J. DeBartolo “Community Service” Award – Evgeni Malkin
The award recognizes the player who has donated a tremendous amount of time and effort during the season working on community and charity projects.


Defensive Player of the Year – Brooks Orpik & Marc-Andre Fleury
This award honors the defensive skills of an individual player on the team.photo by Chuck LeClaire


Most Valuable Player Award – Evgeni Malkin
Based on the overall contribution the player makes to the team.


Team Leaders
GAMES PLAYED

82 – Craig Adams, Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz


GOALS
50 – Evgeni Malkin
40 – James Neal
26 – Chris Kunitz
25 – Jordan Staal, Pascal Dupuis


ASSISTS
59 – Evgeni Malkin
41 – James Neal
35 – Chris Kunitz
34 – Pascal Dupuisphoto by Chuck LeClaire
32 – Kris Letang


POINTS
109 – Evgeni Malkin
81 – James Neal
61 – Chris Kunitz
59 – Pascal Dupuis
50 – Jordan Staal


PLUS/MINUS
21 – Kris Letang
19 – Brooks Orpik
18 – Evgeni Malkin, Pascal Dupuis
16 – Chris Kunitz


PENALTY MINUTES
87 – James Neal
76 – Arron Ashamphoto by Chuck LeClaire
70 – Evgeni Malkin
61 – Brooks Orpik
56 – Joe Vitale and Deryk Engelland


POWER PLAY GOALS
18 – James Neal
12 – Evgeni Malkin
6 – Chris Kunitz
5 – Steve Sullivan and Jordan Staal


SHORTHANDED GOALS
3 – Jordan Staal and Pascal Dupuis
2 – Matt Cooke
1 – Richard Park, Dustin Jeffrey, Kris Letang


GAME WINNING GOALS
9 – Evgeni Malkin
8 – Pascal Dupuis
4 – Matt Cooke, Richard Park, James Neal


SHOTS ON GOALphoto by Chuck LeClaire
339 – Evgeni Malkin
329 – James Neal
230 – Chris Kunitz
214 – Pascal Dupuis
195 – Tyler Kennedy


SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
25% - Jason Williams
16.8% - Jordan Staal
15.9% - Richard Park
14.7% - Evgeni Malkin
12.9% - Matt Cooke


GOALTENDING STATS
Marc-Andre Fleury:

64 Starts
42-17-4-3
2.36 GAA
.913 Save Percentage

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