Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks
For Toews, this marks his second nomination for the award. Toews lead his team in both plus/minus at +28. and tied for the team league in goals at 23 with Patrick Kane. He has shown consistently to be both an offensive threat, but a good and solid defensive forward protecting his own end. Toews tied for the league lead in takeaways with Datsyuk at 56. Toews also led the NHL in road plus/minus at +21. He was also clutch in faceoffs, finishing second in faceoff percentage at 59.9%, while having the second most faceoffs won with 559. Toews was the defensive anchor on what is an offensive heavy forward corps for Chicago.