Connor McDavid‘s breakout season was recognized with a hardware hat trick at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday night.
The Edmonton Oilers captain was the focal point for the League’s celebration of the 2016-17 season when he was named winner of the Hart Trophy as the NHL player judged to be most valuable to his team, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the regular season as voted by the members of the NHL Players’ Association.
McDavid, 20, won the Art Ross Trophy as the League’s scoring champion during the regular season with 100 points (30 goals, 70 assists) and was voted to the NHL First All-Star Team at center, which was announced Wednesday.
Sidney Crosby was shutout on and trios to the stage which was surprising, he did pick up the Maurice “the Rocket Richard Top Scorer Trophy.
As a Leafs fan it was pretty cool to see Auston Matthews win the Calder for Rookie of the Year, the first Leaf to win it since 1966.
I thought Mike Babcock was a shoe in for the Jack Adams Coach of the Year award, but that was claimed by John Tortorella of Columbus. A full list of winners is here:
Next up: the NHL Draft tomorrow night in Chicago, good luck to the Halifax Mooseheads star Nico Hischier expected to go first overall to the New Jersey Devils.
Credits: nhl.com & cbcsports.ca