Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

27 June, 2017, 03:02 | Author: Felix Jensen

Edmonton captain Connor McDavid won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday night.

Matthews led all first-year players this season and tied for second in the league with 40 goals, including four in his NHL debut.

That is being in the company of greats, but McDavid took his first giant step during the season toward fulfilling all the lofty expectations many have had for the youngster even prior to Edmonton making him the 2015 NHL Draft's first overall pick.

Starting today, players can pre-order the EA SPORTS NHL 18 Young Stars Edition and EA SPORTS NHL 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition, which each include three days early access to the full game starting September 12 and Connor McDavid content, including a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT item, a Connor McDavid celebration, and a custom HUT jersey designed by adidas and Connor McDavid. Crosby is just the second player in the National Hockey League to win the award more than twice, behind Ovechkin, who has won it six times since the award was first given out in 1999.

McDavid edged out Sidney Crosby of Stanley Cup champions the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.

Toronto forward Auston Matthews is the runaway victor of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. "There's a huge shift in the sport of hockey right now, where a new generation of young players are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we've ever seen", said Sean Ramjagsingh, Lead Producer, NHL® 18.

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The league also revealed the results of the Golden Knights' expansion draft to an arena filled with new fans of the NHL's 31st franchise.

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McDavid scored the most points (100) in the 2016-17 regular season to win his first Art Ross Trophy.

Masterton Trophy (awarded to the dedication / perseverance): Craig Anderson, Andrew Cogliano, Derek Ryan.

McDavid's fellow countryman Brent Burns also picked up an award by winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy for the best defenseman. The 36-year-old American took a leave of absence during parts of this past season to be with his wife who was battling throat cancer.

And still, through all that we-can-only-say-this-about-an-all-time-great-player "mediocrity" this season, Crosby was one of the best players in the league.

The Knights will play their first National Hockey League game on October 10.

The game will feature all of the classics, and is adding more game modes such as a 3-on-3 threes mode, and an Expansion Draft, where you are able to draft your own expansion team, and join the league.

Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Brent Burns.

He was also voted to his first career spot on the post-season NHL All-Star Team. At 38, the veteran may have played his last NHL game in a career that many believe will land him in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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