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Ekman-Larsson named team MVP by the Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, middle, of Sweden, celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with Anthony Duclair (10) and Connor Murphy, left, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Capitals 3-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was named team MVP and received the leading scorer award as the Coyotes announced their 2015-16 team awards on Saturday.

Ekman-Larsson leads the the team in points with 51 and is tied for seventh among NHL defenseman in total points with 20-31-51 in 70 games. The 24-year-old has 12 power-play goals this year to lead the Coyotes and established a new NHL record for game-winning goals in a season with eight. He is tied for the team lead in assists with 31.

Others receiving awards including captain Shane Doan, who won the three-star award, Jordan Martinook receiving the Jukka Nieminen Memorial Trophy, and defenseman Michael Stone was selected as the team man of the year for his dedication to the community.

The awards were voted on by the Coyotes broadcast media along with beat writers from the Arizona Republic and ArizonaSports.com.

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