Kiprusoff wins Vezina Trophy


Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff topped a career season by taking the Vezina Trophy home tonight at the NHL awards. Each of the NHL’s 30 general managers voted for Kipper on their ballots. He received a total of 25 first place votes, beating out New Jersey Devil, Martin Brodeur and New York Ranger, Henrik Lundqvist.

Miikka Kiprusoff was first in the NHL in goals against average (2.03) and shutouts (10). He was second in victories (42), and third in save percentage (.923).

It was his first Vezina Trophy.

Earlier this spring, Kiprusoff learned that he was the recipient of the William Jennings Trophy, which is given to the goaltender of the NHL team with the fewest goals against during the regular season.

Kiprusoff was also a finalist for the Hart Trophy, but was beaten by San Jose’s Joe Thornton in the voting.

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