Voting Begins for 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards

All 31 of the league’s teams are included, along with 63 players

Fans can vote through June 1 National Hockey League
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The National Hockey League will open up voting Monday (May 11) at 9 a.m. ET for the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards.

The NHL Fan Choice Awards were created in 2018, and this year’s version enables fans to vote through June 1 on the best photos, videos and GIFs shared on social media between July 1, 2019, and April 1, 2020, by teams, players and fans.

All 31 of the league’s teams are included, along with 63 players, and fans can vote here and share their choices across their social platforms with the #NHLFanChoice hashtag,.

Former NHL player Paul Bissonnette will host, discussing nominees and interviewing players across social media, as well as detailing the five new categories this year: Best TikTok, Funniest Player, Fan of the Year, Best NHL Building and Best Mascot.

Winners will be announced here June 3 and saluted across the league’s various social platforms.

The 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards categories and nominees are:

GIF of the Year:

Top Team Video:

  • Alex Letang
  • Mite of the Nite
  • As Fast as Her
  • Boyd Petry

Best Bromance:

  • Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky
  • Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie
  • Colin White and Thomas Chabot
  • Andrei Svechnikov and Dougie Hamilton
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Best Dressed:

Best Dog:

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Best Feel-Good Moment:

  • Leighton Accardo’s Puck Drop
  • David Ayres’ EBUG
  • Bobby Ryan’s Comeback
  • Louie and Jake DeBrusk’s Interview

Best Halloween Costume:

  • Jordan Eberle’s Tooth Fairy
  • Canucks as “Shrek”
  • O’Reilly & Perron as Each Other
  • Frederik Andersen’s Ed Sheeran
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Best Mascot:

Best Beard:

  • Ian Cole
  • Jordie Benn
  • David Savard
  • Jakub Voracek

Best Cellys:

  • Artemi Panarin
  • Jack Eichel
  • The Surge—Year 2
  • Nick Foligno and Elvis Merzlikins

Best Follow:

Best Team Dog:

  • Arizona: Luna
  • Minnesota: Breezer
  • Montreal: Flambo
  • Nashville: Smash
  • New York Islanders: Tori
  • San Jose: Finn
  • St. Louis: Barclay
  • Tampa Bay: Bolt
  • Washington: Captain

Goal of the Year:

Save of the Year:

Best Pregame Ritual:

Best Building:

  • Anaheim
  • Arizona
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Calgary
  • Carolina
  • Chicago
  • Colorado
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Edmonton
  • Florida
  • Los Angeles
  • Minnesota
  • Montreal
  • Nashville
  • New Jersey
  • New York Islanders
  • New York Rangers
  • Ottawa
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • San Jose
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa Bay
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Vegas
  • Washington
  • Winnipeg

Fan of the Year:

  • Kaden’s Stickhandling
  • Pavel Barber’s Shootout Move
  • Nasher’s Fried Egg
  • Zac Bell’s Trick Shots
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Best Hockey Smile:

  • Erik Johnson
  • Travis Hamonic
  • Zack Kassian
  • John Klingberg

Best TikTok:

  • Dallas Stars
  • Minnesota Wild
  • New Jersey Devils
  • Detroit Red Wings
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Funniest Player:

NHL executive vice president and chief marketing officer Heidi Browning said, “With new categories and a new host, we’re excited to give our passionate fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite NHL moments across social media. The 2020 Fan Choice Awards showcase our players’ personalities and provides a unique look at their lives, on and off the ice. Our fans are enthusiastic about the teams and players they root for, and the NHL Fan Choice Awards allows us to continue engaging them in entertaining ways.”


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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