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Las Vegas–Today Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brad Hunt was announced as a nominee for the 2017-18 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Hunt was nominated by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association chapter right here in good old Las Vegas, NV.

The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is an award that is bestowed on the player who demonstrates the following, perseverance, sportsmanship, and most important dedication to the great sport of hockey.

In his 41 games this season with the Golden Knights, Hunt has contributed to the team with his 3 goals, 15 assists for 18 points which his currently his career in all three categories.

With Hunt, he is a great person both on and off the ice. His warm welcoming attitude and greeting with a smile is one of the most noticeable characteristics that Hunt projects on those he comes in contact with each and everyday.

For the Golden Knights, they are very lucky to have a person with that kind of character in the lineup.

The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy was established in 1968 in honor former Minnesota North Stars centerman William John Masterton who died after he suffered a severe head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals where he fell backward on the ice.

Hunt becomes the first Golden Knights player in club history to get the nomination for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

He joins San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton, Los Angeles Kings Dustin Brown, Matt Stajan of Calgary, defenseman Adam Larsson from the Oilers, Vancouver’s Derek Dorsett who are others from around the Pacific Division in receiving the nod this season.

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