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Holmstrom Receives Masterton Nomination

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Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings attempts a wrap around - in this file photo.  (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings attempts a wrap around – in this file photo. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

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–Tomas Holmstrom is the Wings’ 2012 nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who best demonstrates perseverance, dedication and sportsmanship.

The undeterred, resilient Holmstrom has taken a beating in front of the net for 15 NHL seasons and 1,020 games. Nobody has been better at screening the goaltender, tipping shots and retrieving pucks. His unique abilities and toughness have provided an invaluable dimension to the team over the years, particularly on the power play.

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