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Toronto’s Austin Matthews wins Hart Trophy in this form NHL’s Most Valuable Player Tuesday night, became only the third Maple Leaf to win the award and the first since Ted Kennedy in 1954-55.
The 24-year-old forward received 119 first places in a poll by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, well ahead of Edmonton’s Conor McDavid and Igor Shusterkin. New York Rangers For the honor presented during the NHL Awards show.
“I can’t lie, it feels really good. … It’s so special,” Matthews said, though he acknowledged that he had some bitter feelings about accepting the award in Tampa, where the two-time last champion lightning and Colorado Avalanche See you in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.
“There’s some anger, I wish you were still playing,” Matthews said.
Shesterkin claimed the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalscorer. Colorado’s Black Capricorn took the Norris Trophy, presented to the league’s best defenseman, and Detroit’s Moritz Cedar claimed the Calder Trophy as top rookie.
Mathews became the first player to score 60 goals of tampa bay Steven Stamkos helped set the franchise record for wins and points 10 years earlier with the help of the Maple Leafs (54-21-7, 115 points). Toronto lost to two-time Stanley Cup champion Lightning in the first round of the playoffs.
Maple Leafs Starr, who posted a career-best 46 assists and 106 points, also won the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player in the regular season, an honor determined by voting by members of the NHL Players Association.
Joining Heinrich Lundquist (2011–12) and John VanBiesbrücke (1985–86), Shesterkin became the third Rangers goalkeeper in the past 40 years to win a Vezina. He went 36-13-4 with an NHL-best 2.07 goals-average and .935 percent save, before leading a playoff run that ended against Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Finals.
seeder is the first red feather The player to win the Calder Trophy since goalkeeper Roger Crozier during the 1964–65 season. He led all first-year defenses with 50 points and was ahead of Toronto’s Michael Bunting and Anaheim’s Trevor Zegrass in voting for the award.
Makar is the fifth defenseman to win Norris in his first three regular seasons, joining Adam Fox, Eric Carlson, Dennis Potwin and Bobby Orr (twice). He led all-defenses with 28 goals, helping to end the Avalanche with a Western Conference-best 119 points (56–19–7).
The 2019-20 Calder Trophy winner defeated Victor Hedman of Tampa Bay and Roman Josie of Nashville.
“They are such incredible players,” Maker said of the other Norris finalists. “He made me work hard all season.”
Jacob Markstrom of Calgary and Jus Saros of Nashville were the finalists for Vezina.