Seguin wins Seventh Player Award

Seguin wins Seventh Player Award
April 4, 2012, 12:11 pm
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BOSTON -- The "Seventh Player Award" is normally won by a Bruins player who's exceeded expectations in an underdog fashion, but this time around voters went for star power.
Tyler Seguin, the teams leading goal-scorer and point-getter before the season began, was honored for his breakthrough sophomore season, and there's no question it's been a phenomenon to watch. Still, grinding role players and dressing-room leaders like Chris Kelly or Gregory Campbell are usually the Seventh Player Award winners, and Kelly seemed to be a shoo-in as a 20-goal scorer for the first time in his career.
Instead the trophy, and the SUV that goes with it, went to Seguin.
Im very humbled and honored to be accepting that award, and obviously there are a lot of guys that could have got it, said Seguin. One that especially comes to mind is Chris Kelly. I thought he definitely deserved that award as well, but Im very honored in accepting it.
I think theres always room for improvement. I made a couple goals coming into this year personally. I thought I had pretty much kept most of them, but obviously you want to keep improving and keep going down in the D-zone.
NESNs Seventh Player Award is annually presented to the player who went above and beyond the call of duty and exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans. So that part makes sense for Seguin.
He couldnt resist a parting shot at linemate Brad Marchand, who won the Seventh Player Award last season.
Not too much, a little bit, said Seguin when asked when he knew about the award. I know Marshy got it last year, so I dont know if its that good of an award.