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Fans Can Vote Across 20 Different Social Media Categories, Including Five New Ones; Former NHL Player Paul Bissonnette Will Host

The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced that voting is now open for the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards™. The NHL Fan Choice Awards™, created in 2018, gives fans the opportunity to engage with and vote on the best photos, videos and GIFs shared by teams, players and fans from July 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020 on social media. Sixty-three NHL players and all 31 NHL teams are featured in videos and graphics across the 20 categories.

New this year is former NHL player Paul Bissonnette acting as host, where he’ll discuss nominees and interview players across social media, and five new categories – Best Tik Tok, Funniest Player, Fan of the Year, Best NHL Building and Best Mascot that now includes all 29 NHL mascots.

“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,” said Heidi Browning, NHL EVP & Chief Marketing Officer. “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.”

Fans can vote across all 20 categories through June 1, 2020 at and share their selections across their social platforms with the official hashtag #NHLFanChoice. Fans can also go to to watch a teaser video of the 2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards™.

The winners of the 20 categories will be announced on June 3, 2020 at and celebrated in social media posts across NHL social media platforms.

2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards Categories and Nominees

GIF of the Year

Ryan Miller’s Reaction

Expressive Mark Stone

Gabriel Landeskog’s Video Bomb

Surprise Ovi

Top Team Video

Alex Letang

Mite of the Nite

As Fast as Her

Boyd Petry

Best Bromance

Artemi Panarin & Sergei Bobrovsky

Jakub Vrana & T.J. Oshie

Colin White & Thomas Chabot

Andrei Svechnikov & Dougie Hamilton

Best Dressed

Auston Matthews

David Pastrnak

Jack Eichel

Mark Scheifele

Best Dog

Butter Pig (Lawson Crouse)

Tornade (Samuel Girard)

Aspen (Tyler Bertuzzi)

Lenard (Connor McDavid)

Best Feel-Good Moment

Leighton Accardo’s Puck Drop

David Ayers 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

Best Mascot

Anaheim: Wild Wing™

Arizona: Howler™

Boston: Blades™

Buffalo: Sabretooth™

Calgary: Harvey™

Carolina: Stormy™

Chicago: Tommy Hawk™

Colorado: Bernie™

Columbus: Stinger™

Dallas: Victor E. Green™

Edmonton: Hunter™

Florida: Stanley C. Panther™

Los Angeles: Bailey™

Minnesota: Nordy™

Montreal: Youppi!®

Nashville: Gnash™

New Jersey: NJ Devil™l

NY Islanders: Sparky™

Ottawa: Spartacat™

Philadelphia: Gritty™

Pittsburgh: Iceburgh™

San Jose: Sharkie™

St. Louis: Louie™

Tampa Bay: Thunderbug™

Toronto: Carlton™

Vancouver: Fin™

Vegas: Chance™

Washington: Slapshot™

Winnipeg: Moose™

Best Beard

Ian Cole

Jordie Benn

David Savard

Jakub Voracek

Best Cellys

Artemi Panarin

Jack Eichel

The Surge - Year 2

Nick Foligno & Elvis Merzlikins

Best Follow

Max Domi

Auston Matthews

Connor Carrick

Robin Lehner

Best Team Dog

Arizona: Luna

Minnesota: Breezer

Montreal: Flambo

Nashville: Smash

NY Islanders: Tori

San Jose: Finn

St. Louis: Barclay

Tampa Bay: Bolt

Washington: Captain

Goal of the Year

Andrei Svechnikov

Matthew Tkachuk

Connor McDavid

Pekka Rinne

Save of the Year

Marc-Andre Fleury

Tuukka Rask

Jonathan Quick

John Gibson

Best Pregame Ritual

T.J. Oshie

Ryan O’Reilly

Victor Hedman

Alex DeBrincat & Jonathan Toews

Best Building

Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose Sharks

St. Louis Blues

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

Washington Capitals

Winnipeg Jets

Fan of the Year

Kaden’s Stickhandling

Pavel Barber’s Shootout Move

Nasher’s Fried Egg

Zac Bell’s Trick Shots

Best Hockey Smile

Erik Johnson

Travis Hamonic

Zack Kassian

John Klingberg

Best TikTok

Dallas Stars

Minnesota Wild

New Jersey Devils

Detroit Red Wings

Funniest Player

Keith Yandle

Kevin Hayes

Ryan Reaves

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