An honour well deserved for rearguard Roman Hamrlik.
Dario Ayala, Gazette
Virtually indestructible defenceman Roman Hamrlik has been voted by the Montreal hockey media winner of the annual Jacques Beauchamp award, bestowed upon the player deemed to be the club’s “fourth star,” or unsung hero.
Hamrlik succeeds Josh Gorges as winner of the award. He earned 114 points in the 1-2-3 voting, finishing ahead of Hal Gill, 80 points, and Mathieu Darche, 79 points.
And goaltender Carey Price, to no one’s surprise, is the recipient of the March Molson Cup award based on three-star selections for the month. It will be presented before Tuesday’s Bell Centre game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Price has won the award every month but one, when it went to Tomas Plekanec.
• At practice: Travis Moen was home sick. Jeff Halpern (lower body) did some light skating before the team, Alexandre Picard (foot) practised out on Brossard’s second sheet.