Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr received the 2016 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on Wednesday at the National Hockey League annual awards in Las Vegas. The award goes to an NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. It is the first time that somebody from the Panthers franchise to receive that honor.
Jagr played for Florida last season and compiled 27 goals and 39 assists for 66 points in 79 games. He passed Marcel Dionne and Brett Hull in career goals and surpassed Gordie Howe in career points. Jagr had previously won the Art Ross Trophy on five occasions and the Hart Memorial Trophy once.