TORONTO — Dallas forward Jamie Benn, Washington goaltender Braden Holtby and Chicago forward Patrick Kane are the finalists for the 2015-16 Ted Lindsay Award.
Kane led the NHL in points (106) to earn his first Art Ross Trophy. He also finished first in points-per-game (1.29), first in power-play points (37), second in goals (46), tied for second in power-play goals (17), tied for second in game-winning goals (9), and ranked third in assists (60)
The native of Buffalo, N.Y., is seeking to become the first Blackhawks player and the first U.S.-born player to receive the award.
Benn finished the NHL season second in the league in points (89) and third in goals (41) — both career bests.
He also ranked second in the NHL in points-per-game (1.09) and tied for second in both power-play goals (17) and power-play points (30).
Holtby played in 66 games for the Capitals in 2015-16, helping his team win the Presidents' Trophy for the most regular-season points.
Holtby posted a career-high in wins (48), setting a franchise record and tying Martin Brodeur's NHL record for most wins in a season. He finished fifth in goals-against average (2.20) and eighth in save percentage (.922).
The award is given annually to the "most outstanding" player, as voted on by members of the NHL Players' Association.