Award Winners Shot by an Award Winner

July 3, 2008 | By Bruce Bennett | Sport

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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 12: Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals poses with the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Lester B. Pearson Award, the Art Ross Trophy and the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy during the 2008 NHL Awards at the at the Elgin Theatre on June 12, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The hockey season came to an abrupt end in early June, and was followed by the NHL Awards Ceremony in Toronto. The historic Elgin Theatre on Yonge Street provided for a classy location for the event which was televised in the US and Canada.

Getty Images trotted out a full crew of photographers including me (red carpet and theater shots) along with stringers Claus Andersen (posed trophy winners) and Dave Sandford (winners with families) along with our own fun loving award winner Al Bello.

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Getty Images photographer Al Bello poses with Alexander Ovechkin.

Al spent a moment with superstar Alexander Ovechkin mocking our resident hockey loving shooter Jim McIsaac, and then got down to business producing some great portraits of all the nominees and trophy winners.

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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 12: Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals poses with the Hart Memorial Trophy, the Lester B. Pearson Award, the Art Ross Trophy and the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy as photographer Al Bello takes his portrait during the 2008 NHL Awards at the at the Elgin Theatre on June 12, 2008 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images for NHL)

Editor Mike Heiman cranked out the images, and media placement that evening and in the following days exceeded expectations.

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