After a week of collecting nominations from our audience and media colleagues, last night on TPS we made it official. The nominees in all 10 categories were announced and now the voting for the winners can begin.
After the jump, the names of the nominees in the category of Top Defenceman for 2013-14 and why they made the list of finalists.
In alphabetical order, the five candidates vying for your consideration as the best blueliner of the 2013-14 season are...
T.J. Brennan (Toronto Marlies)
|Photo: Toronto Star
Guillaume Gelinas (Val d'Or Foreurs)
|Photo: Aaron Bell
Shayne Gostisbehere (Union College Dutchmen)
|Photo: Yong Kim
Brandon Montour (Waterloo Blackhawks)
|Photo: Amber Schmidt
Jacob Trouba (Winnipeg Jets)
|Photo: Terrence Lee
We are collecting votes for the next week until Tuesday August 19th when we announce the winners of the 2014 PIPE-ies. If you want to cast your vote, let us hear it. Tweet us at @TPS_Guy and @DuckMillard and include the hashtag #TPSAwards in your vote.