Well, now, statistically he is 2nd on the team in assists and 4th on the team in points. I think that is a strong case for being the best 2-way player on the team, with - I agree - defense being subjective.
Based on stats I am certainly wrong. I didn't realize he's -3, or that he had so many points. But just watching him I knew he didn't have many goals and that he blocks shots and handles his business in the defensive zone.
Gagne on the other hand has 70 points and +28, and though I think he does a very good job in his own zone their impact seems to be in different zones.
Subjective is right. So this award must be created by "buzz" and I guess that's what Eklund is going for.