He won the NHL scoring race. Will he also win the league MVP?
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is a finalist for the Hart Trophy along with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky. The finalists were announced Monday afternoon.
McDavid, 20, led the NHL in scoring with 100 points in 82 games. He’s vying to become the third Oiler to win the Hart. Wayne Gretzky won it eight straight seasons from 1980 to 1987. Mark Messier took it home in 1990.
Crosby was tops in the league with 44 goals and had 89 points in 75 games. Bobrovsky was third in the NHL with 41 wins and had a league-leading .931 save percentage.
The NHL awards will be handed out June 21 in Las Vegas. Oilers head coach Todd McLellan is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year. (jrw)