Mark Bergwin hopes to one day get his hands on the General Manager of the Year title for the fourth Jim-Gregory Trophy nomination.
On Tuesday evening, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced that New York Islanders have received honors at the GM Lou Lamorell for the 2020-2021 season.
The Montreal Canadians were second on the Bigg Boss nominees. Thus he defeated Bill Zito (Florida Panthers) in ballet. Bergewin’s name was first on 13 ballots, 13 times. Remember that the former 55-year-old was nominated for the third time for this honor.
Returning to Lamorelli, he has been a Hall of Fame member since 2009, winning the Jim-Gregory Trophy for the second season in a row. It was elected on 30 of the 41 ballots and received 12 first-place votes.
The 78-year-old veteran is in his 33rd season as GM in the NHL and third with “Islands”. In his view, the Long Island club have never missed the playoffs and have reached four sides in the last two seasons. In 2020-21, the Islanders maintained a 32-17-7 record and finished fourth in the Eastern Division.
Kyle Palmiri and Travis Jazz were forwarded to Lamorelli on April 7, which gave his team a second wind of the regular season.
Awarded annually from 2009-2010, the Jim-Gregory Trophy is awarded after a vote by NHL officials and the media.