Miller Finalist for Messier Award

The three finalists for the 2009-10 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone were Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, Shane Doan of Phoenix, and Ryan Miller of Buffalo. The award was won by Crosby and presented by Messier himself at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas recently.

The Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone has been awarded since 2006-07 and is awarded “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season.” Suggestions for nominees are solicited from fans, clubs and NHL personnel, but the selection of the three finalists and the ultimate winner is made by Mark Messier himself, one of the finest leaders in NHL history; the six-time Stanley Cup champion is one of three players to have captained three teams (Edmonton, NY Rangers, Vancouver).

Previous winners of the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone are Chris Chelios of Detroit (2006-07), Mats Sundin of Toronto (2007-08) and Jarome Iginla of Calgary (2008-09).