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New York Islanders: Mathew Barzal At NHL Awards Media Day

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: (l-r) P.K. Subban and Matthew Barzal attend the 2018 NHL Awards nominee media availability at the Encore Las Vegas on June 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: (l-r) P.K. Subban and Matthew Barzal attend the 2018 NHL Awards nominee media availability at the Encore Las Vegas on June 19, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal was at the NHL Awards media day in preparation for the event today. Will he take home the Calder Trophy?

85 points. That’s the impressive total that New York Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal put up in his first season in the NHL. We’re just mere hours away from Barzal winning the Calder Trophy for the 2017-2018 season.

Last night, Barzal attended the Media Day for the NHL Awards. The event takes place in Vegas, so since he’s 21 now he should have a fun time while he’s there for the awards show.

In one of the pictures, you see that he spent some time with P.K. Subban. Subban is there as a candidate for the Norris Trophy, which goes to the best defenseman. He had 59 points (16 goals, 43 assists) making a pretty strong case for himself.

In addition to Barzal being pictured with Subban, he also met some surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos.

Humboldt has gone through hell with the unfortunate bus accident that caused 16 people to lose their lives. At least being able to meet Mathew Barzal and Roberto Luongo could bring a smile to their face in the moment and help them get through this awful tragedy.

Media Day is essentially the leadup to or hype day of the awards. For Islanders fans, this is the day we’ve been waiting for once we knew the season was lost.

After it became abundantly clear this team wasn’t going to be playoff bound, all fans had was the upper hand in the Brock Boeser vs Mathew Barzal debate. Tonight, we’ll find out who takes home the Calder, and all the other awards.

Next: Barzal Signs With CCM and Adidas

Barzal is looking to be the fifth rookie in Islanders history to take home the Calder. The last to do it was Bryan Berard in 1997.

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