Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Anaheim Ducks are not lacking in past winners of the Masterton Memorial Trophy.  Teemu Selanne, Jason Blake and Saku Koivu have all won the award in the past.  The award is presented annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. There is one nominee per team each year.  This year, the Ducks nominee is goaltender Jonas Hiller. “Jonas faced a lot of adversity over the past year and responded tremendously,” said GM Bob Murray. “His performance this season makes him an ideal candidate for the 2011-12 Masterton Trophy.”Hiller was on pace to be a Vezina trophy nominee last season when he was hit with vertigo.  He only appeared in three games following the All-Star break.  After needing the entire summer to recover, Hiller has rebounded beautifully this season.  Prior to Wednesday's game, Hiller led all NHL goaltenders in appearances (68) and starts (68). He is one start shy of setting a franchise record fo...
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