USA TODAY Sports sat down with rising NHL star Connor McDavid to talk about his role in growing the sport of hockey.
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The NHL Awards Show was held Wednesday night in Las Vegas, honoring the best players, coaches and executives in the National Hockey League.
Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP.
McDavid, a 20-year-old second-year pro, won the Art Ross Trophy for most points with 100, and took home the Ted Lindsay Award as the players’ MVP earlier in the night.
It was also revealed during the Awards that McDavid will be on the cover of the video game “NHL 18.”
McDavid was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft, and this past season guided the Oilers back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. In the playoffs they knocked off the defending Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks in the first round for their first series win since their 2006 run to the Stanley Cup Final.
Norris Trophy (best defenseman): Brent Burns. The San Jose Sharks star led all defensemen in points with 76 (29 goals, 47 assists).
Vezina Trophy (best goalie): Sergei Bobrovsky. The Columbus Blue Jackets goalie won the second Vezina Trophy of his career. Bobrovsky led the league in both goals-against average save percentage (2.06 and .932, respectively) and was third in the league in wins.
Calder Trophy (best rookie): Auston Matthews. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 overall pick led all rookies with 40 goals and 69 points.
Selke Trophy (best defensive forward): Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins’ shutdown center tied Canadiens legend Bob Gainey’s record by winning the award for the fourth…