The NHL awards the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
Former New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner was given the trophy in June after publicly revealing his struggles with alcoholism and bipolar disorder and then having a sensational season. Lehner posted a 2.13 goals against average, the lowest GAA since the mid-80s, and leading the Isles to an improbable playoff appearance.
But on Saturday, some of those good feelings turned sour when Lehner received what appears to be the replica mini-trophy in the mail.
You had one job…🤔 pic.twitter.com/fmzYQWKuFf
— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) August 10, 2019
Lehner posted a photo of the trophy on Twitter and the engraving is wrong, y’all. The engraving shows Lehner as a member of the New York Rangers instead of the New York Islanders.
“You had one job…🤔,” Lehner wrote sarcastically.
The mistake went viral over the weekend and was added to Lehner’s Wikipedia page.
NHL players receive mini trophies whenever they win NHL Awards and the Stanley Cup. Alex Ovechkin showed off his haul last year when his mini Stanley Cup and mini Conn Smythe Trophy arrived at his Northern Virginia home in December.
On the first day of free agency, Lehner left the Isles and signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Having the Blackhawks on the trophy instead of the Isles’ cross-town rival would have probably made the mistake more understandable.
Congrats 👏🏻🤷♂️ https://t.co/9RyfAJwQZM
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) August 10, 2019
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