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Denis Shapovalov as Male Athlete of the Year 2017

Denis Shapovalov as Male Athlete of the Year 2017

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No athlete has attracted so much attention in Canada in the year of 2017 as Denis Shapovalov. The incredible progression of the young ATP 18-year-old earned him the Lionel Conacher trophy awarded by Canadians to the male athlete of the year.Shapovalov garnered 20 of 64 votes (31 percent) in the polls from commentators and media sports section leaders across the country.He edged out captain Sidney Crosby, who guided the Pittsburgh Penguins to a second Stanley Cup in a row, with one vote. Cincinnati Reds power hitter Joey Votto finished third with 17 percent of the vote."Frankly, I'm a little overwhelmed with this huge honor,"Shapovalov said in a telephone interview from Florida where he trains. There are so many Canadian athletes deserving of it. Honestly, it motivates me to ...