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Oilers’ Connor McDavid Wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP, Erik Karlsson Claims Norris Trophy

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Edmonton Oilers’ superstar Connor McDavid was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) by capturing the Hart Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony held on Monday. McDavid outperformed notable competitors such as David Pastrnak from the Boston Bruins and Matthew Tkachuk from the Florida Panthers to secure the prestigious award.

This is McDavid’s third time winning the Hart Trophy in his eight-year NHL career, previously claiming the honor in the 2016-17 and 2020-21 seasons. Notably, an Oilers player has now earned the MVP title in three of the past four seasons, with Leon Draisaitl winning it in the 2019-20 campaign and McDavid himself securing it in the 2020-21 season.

During the 2022-23 season, McDavid achieved a career-high of 153 points, comprising an impressive 64 goals and 89 assists. His point total was the highest recorded since Mario Lemieux’s outstanding 161 points in the 1995-96 season, showcasing McDavid’s exceptional performance.

McDavid also led the league in goals, assists, and ranked second in power-play goals with 21, trailing only his Oilers teammate Draisaitl. Prior to this season, McDavid’s highest point tally in a single season was 123, accomplished during the 2021-22 campaign.

Remarkably, after just eight seasons in the NHL, McDavid has already secured the fifth spot in franchise history for the most points with 850. He is trailing only legendary names like Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mark Messier, and Glenn Anderson. Given his exceptional trajectory, it is likely that McDavid will surpass Messier next season, securing the third position on the Oilers’ all-time points list.

McDavid was not the only player to receive recognition at the NHL Awards ceremony. Here are the other notable winners:

  • Vezina Trophy: Linus Ullmark (Boston Bruins)
  • Norris Trophy: Erik Karlsson (San Jose Sharks)
  • Calder Trophy: Matty Beniers (Seattle Kraken)
  • Selke Trophy: Patrice Bergeron (Boston Bruins)
  • Jack Adams Award: Jim Montgomery (Boston Bruins)
  • Ted Lindsay Award: Connor McDavid (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Lady Byng Trophy: Anze Kopitar (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Bill Masterton Trophy: Kris Letang (Pittsburgh Penguins)

These players excelled in their respective categories, showcasing their exceptional skills and contributions to their teams.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NHL Awards

Who won the Hart Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers won the Hart Trophy as the league’s MVP at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

How many times has Connor McDavid won the Hart Trophy?

McDavid has won the Hart Trophy three times in his NHL career. He previously won the award in the 2016-17 and 2020-21 seasons.

Who won the Norris Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Vezina Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Linus Ullmark of the Boston Bruins won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Calder Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Matty Beniers of the Seattle Kraken won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Selke Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins won the Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Jack Adams Award at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Jim Montgomery of the Boston Bruins won the Jack Adams Award as the league’s top head coach at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Ted Lindsay Award at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s most outstanding player, as voted on by his peers, at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Lady Byng Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings won the Lady Byng Trophy for displaying the best sportsmanship in the league at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

Who won the Bill Masterton Trophy at the 2023 NHL Awards?

Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Bill Masterton Trophy for exemplifying qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey at the 2023 NHL Awards ceremony.

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5 comments

HockeyFan101 June 27, 2023 - 4:02 pm

connor mcdavid is da mvp! he totally deserved the Hart Trophy, no doubt. oilers rule! go mcdavid!

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SharksFan91 June 27, 2023 - 6:44 pm

Erik Karlson winning Norris Trophy is amazin! he’s such a gr8 defenseman. go sharks! karlson rocks!

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LeafsFan23 June 27, 2023 - 7:37 pm

Patrice Bergeron winning Selke Trophy again?! ugh, he’s too good. toronto maple leafs deserved it. marner was robbed, no doubt. #disappointed

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RookieWatcher June 28, 2023 - 2:24 am

Matty Beniers winnin Calder Trophy is awesome! seattle kraken got a rising star. beniers gonna be a superstar, mark my words!

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Bruins4Life June 28, 2023 - 3:12 am

Linus Ullmark winning Vezina Trophy makes me so proud! our goalie is da best, no one can stop him. boston bruins all the way!

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