The 2017-2018 Johnny Oduya Most Valuable Player candidates were all defenseman.
Our first candidate was Andy Brine from Hertz. Brine had an amazing season, going from 18 points in the 2016-2017 season to getting 26 points during the 2017-2018 season.
Our second candidate was Juhani Ijas of Expedia. This was Ijas first season in the SHL, and he really shined.
Our third candidate was the Aware captain, Patrik Lundback. Lundback led his team to 14-4 record in the regular season.
This was a hard decision, but the 2017-2018 Johnny Oduya MVP went to Patrik Lundback of Aware.
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