Nikolay Knyzhov can get "Bill Masterton Trophy"
The Russian defender missed most of the season due to injury.
Russian defender “San Jose Sharks” Nikolai Knyzhov entered the list of contenders for the prize “Bill Masterton Trophy”.
This trophy is presented by the Association of Professional Hockey Writers to the player who excels throughout the season in terms of sportsmanship, dedication and perseverance.
In total, there are 32 hockey players on the list of candidates.
In the 2022/23 season, Knyzhov returned to the ice after a long recovery, spent 9 matches and made 1 assist.