Alex Ovechkin Wins Third Consecutive Ted Lindsay Award (UPDATED)

Alex Ovechkin was awarded the most outstanding player award, voted by the NHL Player's Association, for the third consecutive year. The award was previously known as the Lester B. Pearson Award until this year.

Ovechkin tallied 50 goals and 59 assists for 109 points, good for second in the league, to go a long with a +45 rating, also good enough for second in the league. He did all this despite missing ten games due to suspension and injury.

In his acceptance speech, he jokingly acknowledged teammate and friend Mike Green, forgoing his exit music to state, "Mike Green, what a life!"

UPDATE: Via Tarik El-Bashir, Alex Ovechkin is "only the third player to win the NHLPA's top honor three straight years, joining [Wayne] Gretzky and [Guy] Lafleur."

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