The National Hockey League announced today that New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello has been named the winner of the 2020 Jim Gregory Award. The award goes to the top GM of the NHL 2019-2020 season. The Islanders had a record of 83-50-17 and are now competing for the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to the moves of Lamoriello. He also went out and got defenseman Andy Greene and center Jean-Gabriel Pageau at the deadline and added goaltender Semyon Varlamov this off-season to get back to the playoffs two years after the departure of John Tavares. These players fit the Islanders system and were a crucial factor in Lamoriello taking home the award.
Lou Lamoriello of the @NYIslanders is the 2019-20 recipient of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award. Voting was conducted among NHL Club GMs and a panel of NHL executives, print & broadcast media at the end of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/1gOwgn5nFQ
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 12, 2020
Will the moves he made not only be enough for him to take home, not only the Jim Gregory Award but the Stanley Cup as well? We will see.