Selanne nominated for Masterton Trophy.

The Anaheim chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association has nominated Teemu Selanne for the Masterton Trophy.

The trophy is awarded in honor of Bill Masterton, who died of an on-ice injury in 1968, to the NHL player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”

This season, Selanne has overcome fractures in his jaw and hand to score 24 goals, joining an elite group of 18 players with 600 career NHL goals. He surpassed boyhood idol Jari Kurri for sole possession of 17th place on the all-time list with his 602nd career goal on Friday.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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