The votes have been counted and fans have have determined that for UMaine Black Bear had the Play of the Year in the NHL this season.Sports television network TSN in Canada conducted the voting which put the top plays form this past season against each other. Votoing by the fans eliminated one player at a time.

In the final round Nyquist went up against Ryan Kessler of the Vancouver Canucks and beat him with 60% of the vote. Over 2.3 million votes were received in the final round of voting.

Nyquist played for the University of Maine from 2008 to 2011 and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker award following his junior season in 2011.

This past year was the second for Nyquist in Detroit. He finished with 27 goals and 27 assists.