Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf and Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux were nominated as finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award.

The award is presented to the most valuable player in the NHL, voted on by fellow members of the Players' Association.

The three centers are also finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded to the player considered most valuable to his team.

Crosby scored 36 goals and led the NHL with 68 assists and 104 points. He won the award in 2007 and 2013 and was a finalist in 2010.

Getzlaf scored a career-high 31 goals and ranked second in the NHL with 87 points. He is a first-time nominee and is looking to become the first Ducks player to receive the award.

Giroux matched a career high with 28 goals and finished third in the league with 86 points. He is looking to become the first Flyers player to receive the award since Eric Lindros in 1995.