Hischier and McIsaac honoured
With the first round of the playoffs already started, there were only two trophies left to be awarded before the Golden Puck Awards.
Tonight, in a pre-game ceremony, two Mooseheads players were rewarded for their individual efforts this season.
The Michel-Bergeron trophy was awarded to the offensive rookie of the year, Nico Hischier, of the Halifax Moosheads. It was presented by the Mooseheads’ General Manager Cam Russell. Hischier joins Nikolaj Ehlers, Jakub Voracek, Petr Vrana & Ladislav Nagy as Mooseheads to win the prestigious award. The highly rated prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft scored 86 points in the regular season.
The Raymond-Lagacé Trophy was awarded to the defensive rookie of the year, Jared McIsaac of the Halifax Mooseheads. It was also presented by Cam Russell. Former Mooseheads goaltenders Zach Fucale and Alexei Volkov are the only other players to capture the trophy in team history. McIsaac set a franchise record in points by a 16-year-old defenceman with 32 points during the regular season.