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Andersen, Ingram, Kylington voted Masterton Trophy finalists

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Arizona Coyotes goaltender Connor Ingram, Calgary Flames defenseman Oliver Kylington, and Carolina Hurricanes netminder Frederik Andersen are the 2023-24 finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Andersen missed 49 games this season due to a blood clotting issue after doctors discovered it just five contests into his campaign. The 34-year-old went 9-1-0 with a .951 save percentage and three shutouts upon returning in March, helping the Hurricanes finish third in the league standings.

Ingram almost retired in 2021 due to undiagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression before he entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. The 27-year-old puck-stopper grabbed the Coyotes' No. 1 job this season and exceeded expectations for the lackluster squad. He posted a .907 save percentage and tied for the NHL lead with six shutouts in 50 games.

Kylington rejoined the Flames in January after spending over a year and a half away from the club to prioritize his mental health. He opened up about it upon returning, saying he had been concerned he wouldn't be able to continue playing. Kylington, who turns 27 on May 19, logged 33 games for Calgary in 2023-24, chipping in three goals and five assists while averaging 17:15 of ice time. The Flames drafted him 60th overall in 2015.

The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey." The Professional Hockey Writers Association votes to determine the winner.

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