After landing TJ Oshie and Justin Williams and re-signing Braden Holtby during the summer, General Manager Brian MacLellan watched his Capitals win a franchise record 56 games during the regular season. The Caps became the tenth team in NHL history to accumulate 56 wins or more. Alex Ovechkin led the league in goals. Braden Holtby tied Martin Brodeur for most wins in NHL history.
In May, MacLellan was named a finalist for the NHL General Manager Of The Year award. Ovechkin (Richard, Messier), Holtby (Vezina, Lindsay), and Barry Trotz (Adams) were as well.
Tonight in Las Vegas we learned MacLellan did not win. Mac finished a distant second to Penguins’ General Manager Jim Rutherford.
— NHL (@NHL) June 22, 2016
MacLellan received six first place votes, the fourth most in the league, narrowly beating out Stars’ GM Jim Nill who finished third.
GM of the Year voting. pic.twitter.com/xpeE6EOyuv
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 22, 2016
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