This is probably the award I have the most beef with.
Per the Hockey Hall of Fame, this distinction is given to the player who best exemplifies “gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of playing ability”.
Basically meaning, who is the little big giant in a violent sport that puts up a lot of points and avoids the penalty box.
The person who best fit this criteria is none other than Rickard Rakell.
From what we have seen so far, he has never been one to take a lot of mistakes that got him penalized.
He has just eight penalty minutes this season, his highest total in a season was 19, made last year.
Rakell leads the team in goals (21) with a 21.2 shooting % after missing 11 games due to a contract holdout and an abdomen injury.