Ovechkin wins Lindsay Award

Updated: June 23, 2010, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been picked by members of the NHL Players' Association as the league's most outstanding player for the third straight year.

Ovechkin won the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday at the NHL Awards ceremony, topping the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby and Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin.

This marked the first time the award was named after Lindsay. It was previously called the Lester B. Pearson Award.

Ovechkin topped 100 points and 50 goals for the third straight season.

Crosby had a career-high 51 goals, tying for the league lead with the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos. Crosby was second with 109 points.

Sedin led the league with 112 points on 29 goals and 83 assists.


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