GSP Wins Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year for a Third Time
“Winning the Rogers Sportsnet Canadian Athlete of the Year award for the third time means a lot to me,” St-Pierre was quoted saying on the official Sportsnet site. “This year there were a lot of nominees that I really respect, so I am honoured that the fans chose me. Thanks to all my fans for their support.”
Some of the other Canadian athletes St. Pierre surpassed in voting included baseball’s National League MVP winner Joey Votto and the NHL’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Toews.
With the win, St. Pierre moves ahead of basketball star Steve Nash in consecutive Canadian Athlete of the Year victories, who was awarded the Sportsnet honor in 2005 and 2006.