As defined by the NHL, this trophy is awarded to "the player who best
exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication
to hockey." Along with the award, a grant is given from the PHWA in the
name of the winner of the award to the Bill Masteron Scholarship Fund,
based in Bloomington, Minnesota.

History of the trophy: The Masterton trophy was presented to the NHL
under a trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers Association to
commemorate the late Bill Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North
Stars, who had exhibited the qualities described above, and died on
January 15, 1968 after an injury he sustained during a game.
Scouts/Rockies/Devils that have won the Masterton Trophy:
1982
Glenn Resch
2000
Ken Daneyko
Scouts/Rockies/Devils that have been nominated (Every year, each
team's chapter of the PHWA select a nominee, so this list is incomplete.),
plus their finish if available:
1978
Ron Andruff
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1987
Doug Sulliman
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1989
Patrik Sundstrom
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1990
Bruce Driver
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1993
John MacLean
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2006
Tommy Albelin
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2007
Jim Dowd
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2008
Colin White
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2009
Scott Clemmensen
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2010
Patrik Elias
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2011
Brian Rolston
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2012
Petr Sykora
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2013
Stephen Gionta
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2014
Jaromir Jagr
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2015
Jordin Tootoo
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2016
Andy Greene
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2017
Andy Greene
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