Utah Goalie Connor Ingram Wins Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

May 15, 2024, 6:00 PM | Updated: May 16, 2024, 12:04 pm


Connor Ingram #39 of the Arizona Coyotes warms up prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on February 10, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The NHL announced Utah goalie Connor Ingram as the winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for the 2023-24 season.

Ingram was announced as the Bill Masterton Memorial awardee on Wednesday, May 15.

What is the Bill Masteron Memorial Trophy?

The Bill Masteron Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the player “who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association,” according to the NHL.

Carolina’s Frederik Andersen and Calgary’s Oliver Kylington were the other finalists for the award.

“Connor’s journey through adversity and his unwavering commitment to the game of hockey truly embodies the essence of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy,” said Bill Armstrong, Utah’s general manager. “Since his return, Connor has not only excelled on the ice, but has emerged as an inspiration to hockey players across the globe as he continues to tell his story and emphasize the importance of seeking support during life’s darkest moments. We are immensely proud of Connor and honored to have him represent our team as this year’s winner.”

Ingram Nearly Ends Hockey Career

A few years ago, Ingram almost ended his playing career because of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. The goalie sought help from the league’s player assistance program and has become a standout in the NHL.

“If people read or watch this and they decide it’s time for them to get some help, that’s all I can do in this,” Ingram spoke on Utah Puck Report podcast about what the award means to him. “I think a lot of people in life go through that. There’s going to be a time when you don’t want to get out of bed or when things scare you that shouldn’t; I think those are the times people need help and I think people should be willing to get help and to ask for help.”

Connor Ingram on relocating to Utah

Following Ingram’s final game with the Arizona Coyotes in April, the goalie said he was excited for the team’s relocation to Utah.

“I’m not going to lie, I really like Salt Lake City,” Ingram said. “We stop every year on the drive-in. I will miss Arizona but I’m excited for Salt Lake City. If you’re going to move, it’s a good place to go.”

RELATED: Utah Hockey Goalie Shares Message For Fans In Utah: I Am Excited

@kslsportscom @Arizona Coyotes players Connor Ingram, Logan Cooley, and Josh Doan share their feelings on relocating to Utah. #Yotes #Coyotes #ArizonaCoyotes #NHL ♬ original sound – kslsports

After playing his first NHL season with the Nashville Predators, Ingram joined the Coyotes in 2022.

He played the past two years with the former Arizona franchise.

Following his time in the program, Ingram established himself as the team’s top goaltender, finishing the 2023-24 season with a 23-21-3 record, .907 save percentage, 2.91 goals-against average, and a league-best (tie) six shutouts in 50 appearances.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio, video and stay up to date on all of your favorite teams.



Kyle Ireland

Josh Doan: Move To Utah ‘Has Chance To Be Something Special’, Talks Favorite Team Names

Right wing Josh Doan said the NHL team's relocation from Arizona to Utah "has the chance to be something special."

3 days ago


Tegan Stevens, KSL Sports

Utah Represented In Ice Hockey World Championships

Utahns have extra incentive to watch this year’s tournament as they are represented by four players and the head coach of our new NHL team.

5 days ago

Lawson Crouse Utah NHL Hockey Team...

Chandler Holt

Lawson Crouse Opens Up About Relocation Drama, First Impressions Of Utah

Utah Hockey Team's Lawson Crouse goes over the chaotic last couple of months that saw him pack up his bags and head to Salt Lake City.

8 days ago

NHL Utah Questions...

Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell’s Official Analysis Of Every Potential Utah NHL Team Name

The official list of possible names for the Utah NHL Team is out. I encourage everyone to exercise your duty as a Utahn and go vote.

9 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Smith Entertainment Group Reveals Survey To Name Utah’s NHL Team

Smith Entertainment Group revealed the widely anticipated survey to name Utah's National Hockey League franchise.

10 days ago


Kyle Ireland

Top 2024 NHL Draft Prospects For Utah

Utah owns the No. 6 overall pick in the NHL Draft and will have the chance to select a top-tier player to add to the roster's core.

10 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!


KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Utah Goalie Connor Ingram Wins Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy