MAJOR | Brock Boeser is nominated for a team and NHL award

Published April 10, 2023 at 10:49

It's been a heck of a ride for Brock Boeser over the last two years. The winger has been on an emotional roller coaster and he's battled harshly through it.

The Canucks issued an official statement concerning their right winger:

‘'Exemplifying outstanding community leaders throughout the season, Brock Boeser earns our 2022-23 Daniel and Henrik Sedin Award!''

It doesn't stop there for BB6, the 26-year-old is also the Canucks' nominee for the Bill-Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.

As everybody is well aware, Brock's father Duke lost his battle to dementia and cancer last year. It's really been a tough emotional passage for the young man who's also had to deal with an injury early in the season. Brock opened up on the subject to Patrick Johnston of the Province on the subject:

''It really weighs heavily on my mind, especially in the first half of the year. Especially on the road. Just when you're alone in your hotel room. When I'm here, I have my girlfriend Bella and my dogs and stuff. You feel more comfortable. I'm a lot better now. That was the biggest hurdle I've been trying to overcome. These last 15 games, I feel like I've really found that drive, that passion again. I'm starting to realize what the dream was again, like when I and my dad hung out. How proud he was — and still would be — so I'm really trying to turn the corner.''

As Boeser mentioned, he's truly taken a big turn as of late. He and J.T. Miller have been constant offensive producers for the team since Tocchet came in. Boeser now counts 17 goals, and 37 assists for 54 points in 71 games. Had he played a full season he would've managed a career-high 62 points, not bad for a ''down'' season.

SOURCE: The Province
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MAJOR | Brock Boeser is nominated for a team and NHL award

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