Hlavaj named Jacques-Plante Trophy winner

Aaron Vickers2020 Draft Center, QMJHL

Samuel Hlavaj of the Sherbrooke Phoenix has been named the recipient of the Jacques-Plante Memorial Trophy, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced Friday.

The trophy is awarded annually to the goaltender who maintained the best goals against average. The award, named after Hockey Hall of Famer and Shawinigan native Jacques Plante, has been previously awarded to NHL alumni such as Felix Potvin, Jocelyn Thibault and Martin Biron.

Hlavaj posted a 2.25 goals against average with a 33-5-0 record and a .915 save percentage and three shutouts in 39 games.

The 18-year-old was originally selected in the first round (No. 27) of the 2019 CHL Import Draft.