NHL to announce award finalists starting Tuesday

With the 2011 NHL Awards two months away, the National Hockey League will begin announcing finalists for each of its regular-season awards over the next two weeks, beginning Tuesday, April 19 with the Calder Memorial Trophy.

Nominees will be announced each day at noon on and through NHL news releases.

The 2011 NHL Awards will be held at the Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas on June 22. The ceremony will be broadcast by VERSUS in the United States and CBC in Canada. Fans can purchase tickets to the awards show now at or at the Pearl Concert Theater Box Office.

Award nominees will be announced in the following order.