NEW YORK -- Doug Gilmour of Toronto, Pat Lafontaine of Buffalo and Mario Lemieux of Pittsburgh have been nominated for the NHL's Hart Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player for the 1992-93 season, it was announced Tuesday.
Gilmour and Lafontaine are Hart Trophy finalists for the first time while Lemieux won the award in 1988.
Gilmour set a Maple Leafs' team record for most points (32-95-127) in a season, Lafontaine finished second in the league scoring race (53-95- 148) and Lemieux won the scoring title (69-91-160) despite missing over a quarter of the season for treatment of Hodgkin's disease.
Lemieux's teammates, Larry Murphy and Tom Barrasso, also were nominated for awards. Murphy, Ray Bourque of Boston and Chris Chelios of Chicago were nominated for the James Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman and Barrasso, Ed Belfour of Chicago and Curtis Joseph of St. Louis were nominated for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.
Lafontaine also was nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship along with Adam Oates of Boston and Pierre Turgeon of the New York Islanders.
Gilmour also is a candidate for the Frank Selke Trophy as the top defensive forward. Joel Otto of Calgary and Dave Poulin of Boston are other nominees for this award.
Boston's Joe Juneau, Toronto's Felix Potvin and Winnipeg's Teemu Selanne are the nominees for the Calder Trophy as top rookie and Toronto's Pat Burns, Quebec's Pierre Page and Boston's Brian Sutter are the nominees for the Jack Adams Award as the Coach of the Year.
The voting for these awards was conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the regular season. Winners will be announced on June 17.