No, Daniel Sedin did not vote for himself.

But a lot of his National Hockey League colleagues did, selecting the Vancouver Canuck winger as winner of the Ted Lindsay Award at the annual NHL Awards ceremony Wednesday in Sin City.

Sedin beat out fellow finalists Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay and Corey Perry of Anaheim to win the Lindsay, which goes to the most outstanding player as selected by members of the NHL Players Association.

Sedin finished a close second to Perry in voting for the Hart Trophy, which is the MVP award voted on by members Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

"It means a lot," Sedin said. "Any time you get that much respect from your teammates and opponents, it's big. It was a lot of fun."

It was a good night for the Canucks. Centre Ryan Kesler won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive players, Mike Gillis won the general manager of the year award, Sedin was officially awarded the Art Ross Trophy as scoring leader and Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider were on hand to collect the William M. Jennings Trophy awarded to goaltenders of the team that allowed the fewest number of goals.

So there was lots of hardware to take home, but Gillis seemed to speak for the entire organization when he talked about the big one that got away just a week ago.

"I am honoured to win this award, but I'd trade it in a minute for a Stanley Cup," he said. "I don't think any of us have had an opportunity to fully decompress from what happened and understand it. It's great, but I want to win the Stanley Cup."

"It could have been so much better," added Sedin. "But I think it shows what kind of players we have and what kind of organization we have. We should be proud of this and move on."