The Dave Schultz Award
"The Hammer" is presented to the league's biggest badass/protector/bully as determined by the amassing of penalties in minutes.
Dave "The Hammer" Schultz was the most notable enforcer on the 1970's Philadelphia Flyers teams infamously nicknamed the "Broad Street Bullies". The Bullies' style changed the way the game was played in the 70s, when intimidation became a legitimate game tactic, resulting in two Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975. Schultz holds the NHL record for penalty minutes in a season, with 472.
Fire Ants defenceman Dion Phaneuf earned his second consecutive Dave Schultz Award after accumulating 240 PIMs in 82 games. That total was almost double the next most penalized player this past season. It was the 7th time in his career that the Edmonton native recorded at least 150 PIMs.