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Ailing 'Jeopardy!' Alex Trebek gets a standing ovation at the NHL Awards show



"Jeopardy!" Alex Trebek received a standing ovation Wednesday night during his appearance at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.

Trebek, 78, what the Hart Trophy is for the league's most valuable player. It is one of the Ontario native's first public appearances since announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

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"If anyone deserves a standing ovation, it's Alex Trebek!" Twitter account.

Trebek presented the Hart Trophy to Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, whose 128 points this season were the highest in the NHL since the mid-1

990s. Cecil Hart, longtime coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

Kucherov also won the Ted Lindsay Award as the best player, according to a trophy named Hall of Fame player

New York Islander's goalie Robin Lehner, who won the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, Lighting goalie Andrew Vasilevskiy, won the Vezina Trophy, and St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O'Reilly, who received the Frank Selke Trophy as top defensive forward.

Trek's big moment came after "Jeopardy!" Champ James Holzhauer, a Las Vegas resident, announced he would make a special charity walk in Illinois to raise money to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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