Jun 21, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Wayne Gretzky presents Edmonton Oilers player Connor McDavid with the Hart Trophy as the league MVP during the 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena. He won the scoring title by 11 points and was tied for the plus-minus lead among centers at +27.
"To see the trophies up close and personal, touch them, get your picture with them, it makes it a little more real", McDavid said. McDavid is very private about his dating life, and his girlfriend is no different, so there are no details on what Lauren Kyle's age is.
McDavid, 20, won the Art Ross Trophy as the highest-scoring player in the NHL this past season - his second in the league - with 30 goals and 70 assists for 100 points.
"I definitely don't consider him a rival", McDavid said before that first meeting. "I'm so proud to be an Oiler, and so proud to play with the guys".
According to Sportsnet Stats, McDavid is the fourth-youngest player in league history to capture the Hart Trophy.
Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as best defensive forward.
Jack Adams Award (awarded to the best coach): Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan, John Tortorella.
Bill Masterton Trophy (dedication to game): Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators. 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. Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin, 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and veteran forwards David Perron and James Neal are among the veterans selected by the Golden Knights in the National Hockey League expansion draft Wednesday night. Bergeron also claimed the trophy in 2012, 2014 and 2015. "Not only him on the ice, but also him off the ice as a role model, as a person, I've always respected him for that". Picking the 20-year old National Hockey League player was likely an easy decision given his recent awards and accomplishments within the league. Bobrovsky wasn't just good, he was excellent, leading the league with a.931 save percentage, 2.06 goals-against average and posting 7 shutouts with a 41-17-5 record as the Blue Jackets turned in their best regular season performance in franchise history.
Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Brent Burns. Babcock will be a deserving first-time victor should he beat out John Tortorella and Todd McLellan. NHL® 18is also making it easier than ever to play with or against friends, creating more than 64 ways to team up and play on the couch or online, and bringing co-op play to more modes including Hockey Ultimate Team™, Online Vs. and NHL® THREES.
The battle for the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year was a heated one with three star rookies in Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, and Zach Werenski. Hossa says he has privately been undergoing treatment for the last few years under the supervision of Chicago's medical staff. For myself, when the Coyotes moved (to Phoenix), thats how I got into hockey.