Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sullivan Wins the Masterson
The Predators Steve Sullivan won the Bill Masterson Award for dedication and perseverance to hockey tonight at the NHL Awards ceremony in Las Vegas. Sully is the first major award winner in Predators history, and this is an honor well deserved. Sully showed remarkable heart and character in coming back from a back injury that sidelined him for two years, and was very productive in his time on the ice. Unseen by most fans was the time Sully spent in rehab and conditioning just to get back on the ice. More amazing is his productivity after his return. This is indicative of the work he put in to bring his game back to the high level it was before his injury. The lonely and painful times conditioning and rehabbing his back were honored by his peers tonight, and it is an honor that acknowledges that effort. Congratulations, Steve!