The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to a player who “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” The winner will be selected in a poll of all chapters of the PWHA at the end of the season.
Honoring the late Bill Masterton, the former Minnesota North Star who died on January 15, 1968 from an on-ice injury, the Masterton Trophy has been awarded every year since then.
Previous Kings to have won the Trophy are, Dave Taylor (1991), Bob Bourne (1988) and Butch Goring (1978). Last season Willie Mitchell was nominated but did not win, and in 2013 it was Jonathan Bernier.
From the Los Angeles chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association:
Regehr is an old-school, stay-at-home defenseman who has been the glue of the Kings’ defense corps in many ways this season while Slava Voynov has served a league-imposed suspension and Alec Martinez missed time because of a concussion. The oldest player on the team at 35, Regehr has been poised under pressure and remains a physical force, averaging more than three hits per game and more than 20 minutes’ ice time per game. Whether paired with the adventurous Drew Doughty or another offense-minded defenseman, Regehr has persevered through his own injuries to lead by example.Read more... Join the Conversation...