The Voting Is Open for the 2019 NHL Fan Choice Awards

They honor the best photos, videos and GIFs shared on social media

Winners will be revealed Wednesday, June 19
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The Stanley Cup is still up for grabs, as are the 2019 NHL Fan Choice Awards.

The National Hockey League opened voting for the 20 categories—up from 10 last year—which recognize the best photos, videos and GIFs shared on social media by teams and players during the 2018-19 season.

The league said over 65 players, all 31 teams and even the upcoming expansion franchise in Seattle are represented, adding that voting runs through June 15 here, and fans can share their votes with the #NHLFanChoice hashtag.

Winners will be revealed Wednesday, June 19.

NHL executive vice president and chief marketing officer Heidi Browning said in a release, “We’re thrilled to give our fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite posts across NHL social media during the 2018-19 NHL regular season. The 2019 Fan Choice Awards celebrate our players’ personalities and provide an inside look at their lives, both on and off the ice. Hockey fans are passionate about their favorite teams and players, and the Fan Choice Awards allows us to engage them in new and exciting ways.”

The nominees are:

GIF of the Year:

  • Artemi Panarin
  • Calgary Flames
  • Brady Tkachuk
  • MacKenzie Blackwood

Top Team Video:

  • Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin re-signs
  • Buffalo Sabres: Casey Mittelstadt in Home Alone
  • New Jersey Devils: 80s Night
  • Anaheim Ducks: Mighty Ducks Movie Tribute Night

Best Bromance:

  • Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn
  • Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and Patrick Marleau
  • Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider
  • Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat

Best Dressed:

  • Henrik Lundqvist
  • P.K. Subban
  • Evander Kane
  • Matt Dumba

Best Goalie Mask:

  • Robin Lehner
  • Anton Khudobin
  • Antti Raanta
  • Ryan Miller

Best Hockey Smile:

  • Jason Demers
  • Jeff Carter
  • Alex Ovechkin
  • Dustin Byfuglien

Best Dog:

  • Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Kelly, Nicky and Macy
  • Artemi Panarin: Mr. Riziy
  • Jaccob Slavin: Simba and Lola
  • Alex DeBrincat: Ralph

Best Feel-Good Moment:

  • Louis Domingue’s Hockey Fights Cancer mask
  • Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon skate with the Kenya Ice Lions
  • Pittsburgh Penguins use social to find a kidney donor
  • Carey Price consoles a boy whose mother died of cancer

Best #HockeyTwitter Moment:

  • Gritty breaks the internet
  • John Tavares signs with Toronto
  • Seattle gets a team
  • The Summer of Ovi

Best Halloween Costume:

  • Ben Bishop
  • Brock Boeser and Ben Hutton
  • Blake Coleman
  • Marcus Foligno

Best Mascot:

  • Hunter
  • Gritty
  • Bailey
  • Bernie

Best Beard:

  • Brent Burns
  • Ryan Ellis
  • Aaron Ekblad
  • Luke Witkowski
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Best Celly:

  • Rasmus Ristolainen
  • Dylan Larkin
  • The Surge
  • Brad Marchand

Best Follow:

  • P.K. Subban
  • Erik Karlsson
  • Matt Duchene
  • Brad Marchand

Best Team Dog:

  • Barclay
  • Ranger
  • Radar
  • Rookie

Goal of the Year:

  • Sidney Crosby
  • Mikael Backlund
  • Aleksander Barkov
  • Connor McDavid

Save of the Year:

  • Carey Price
  • Andrei Vasilevskiy
  • Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Mikko Koskinen

Best Handshake:

  • P.K. Subban and Ryan Johansen
  • Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz
  • Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine
  • Keith Yandle and Jonathan Huberdeau

Best Fan Video:

  • Caps fan banner raising
  • Predators promposal
  • How Swede it is to be deked by you
  • Tomas TATARRR

Top Hidden Talent:

  • Samuel Girard
  • Matthew Peca
  • Ryan Reaves
  • Aaron Dell