It was a hat trick for Montreal goaltender Carey Price, who won three major awards Wednesday night: the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player, the Vezina Trophy as top goaltender and the Ted Lindsay Award as most outstanding player, as voted by league players, at the NHL's annual ceremonies in Las Vegas.

Price, who led the league with 44 wins, a 1.96 GAA and a .933 save percentage, took 27 of 30 first-place votes from NHL general managers to capture the Vezina, and won the Hart by more than 600 points over Washington's Alex Ovechkin.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Islanders captain John Tavares finished third in the Hart voting, and several other local hockey figures came up short.

Alain Vigneault, the Rangers coach, was the runner-up in the Jack Adams Award voting for coach of the year, losing to Calgary's Bob Hartley 237 points to 126. Under Hartley, a first-time finalist, the Flames gained 20 points in the standings last season and made the Western Conference playoffs. The Islanders coach, Jack Capuano, finished 10th with 16 points.

The Tampa Bay Lightning's Steve Yzerman, who assembled a team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final, was named general manager of the year with 80 points. Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather, whose team won the Presidents' Trophy, came in second with 49 points. The Islanders' Garth Snow was fifth with 28.