2020 NHL Fan Choice Awards Announced — Capitals Win Four

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On Saturday the winners of the NHL Fan Choice Awards were announced. The Washington Capitals won four of the awards for which they were nominated.

2020 GIF of the Year — The winner was Alex Ovechkin, who received 31.1% of the vote.  He beat out Gabriel Landeskog’s Video Bomb (30.9%), Ryan Miller’s Reaction (22.7%), and Expressive Mark Stone (15.3%).  It was a very tight battle between Ovechkin and Landeskog.

2020 Top Team Video — The winner was T.J. Oshie Mite of the Night who received 30.0% of the vote.  He beat out As Fast as Her (26.6%), Alex Letang (23.7%), and Boyd Petry (19.7%)

2020 Top Team DogThe winner was Captain, the Washington Capitals team dog who got 22.0% of the vote.  He beat out Flambo of Montreal (16.4%), Tori of the New York Islanders (12.7%), and seven other competitors.  He maintained a tradition of golden retrievers winning, as the 2019 winner was Barclay of the St. Louis Blues.

2020 Best Pregame Ritual — The winner was T.J. Oshie with 32.3% of the vote.  He beat out Victor Hedman (29.0%), Alex DeBrincat & Jonathan Toews (22.9%), and Ryan O’Reilly (15.8%).

In other Fans Choice awards, Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie were the runners up in the 2020 Best Bromance award to Sergei Bobrovsky and Artem Panarin.  Bobrovsky and Panarin received 35.4% of the vote while Vrana and Oshie received 31.0%.


Several other awards were awarded, too, such as Best Dressed, Best Dog, Best Follow, Best Feel-Good Moment, and many others.  A full list of the awards can be found here.

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.
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