Get your black tie gear on and prepare for an evening of star-studded extravagance... it's the 2011 NHL Awards! The Nashville Predators are up for an unprecedented four major trophies tonight, so there's a decent shot that the team will have something shiny to put on the mantle.
The Preds are hosting a big get-together at Brewhouse South in Cool Springs, so if you have a chance, I highly recommend heading out there, it was a great place to watch games during the playoffs.
After the jump, we've got a complete listing of the proceedings, and jump into the comments as we follow along!
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Here is the list of award presenters and nominees, courtesy of the NHL:
James Norris Memorial Trophy (presented by Kevin Smith & Cobie Smulders)
Frank J. Selke Trophy (presented by Criss Angel)
Jack Adams Award (presented by Donny Osmond)
Nominees: Dan Bylsma, Barry Trotz, Alain Vigneault
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award Presented by Bridgestone (presented by Mark Messier)
Nominees: Zdeno Chara, Shane Doan, Nicklas Lidstrom
Calder Memorial Trophy (presented by George Stroumboulopoulos & Jeremy Roenick)
NHL General Manager of the Year Award (presented by Craig Patrick)
Nominees: Mike Gillis, David Poile, Steve Yzerman
Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy (presented to Corey Perry by Jay Mohr)
Ted Lindsay Award (presented by Ted Lindsay)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (presented by Luc Robitaille & David Henrie)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy (presented by Jerry Bruckheimer)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (presented by Camille Grammer & Adrienne Maloof)
NHL Foundation Player Award (presented by Michelle Beisner & Commissioner Gary Bettman)
Vezina Trophy (presented by Jon Hamm)
Hart Memorial Trophy (presented by Jennifer Beals & Jason Reitman)
Nominees: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin, Martin St. Louis