Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards


He was recognized as such Wednesday night as he won the Hart Trophy (league MVP) and the Ted Lindsay Award (players' MVP).

In his second season in the NHL, McDavid was the league's top scorer with 100 points (30 goals and 70 assists) in 82 games as Edmonton returned to the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons.

In the fight for the top individual award of the season McDavid ahead of the forward "Pittsburgh" Sidney Crosby and the goalkeeper "Columbus" Sergey Bobrovsky.

Bergeron joined Bob Gainey as the only players to win the Selke four times. The previous two were Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.

Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy for Top Goaltender, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks was crowned best defenseman and Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron took out the defensive forward gong.

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.

Bill Masterton Trophy (dedication to game): Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators.

Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship. Bobrovsky led the National Hockey League with a 2.06 goals-against average and.931 save percentage to guide the Blue Jackets to their best season in club history.

In his first full season in Columbus, Tortorella led the Blue Jackets' revival for their best record ever and their first playoff appearance since 2014, even leading the overall National Hockey League standings earlier in the season. Bergeron also claimed the trophy in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Bergeron will likely join Bob Gainey as the second four-time Selke victor and he'll be a deserving choice.

"There's a huge shift in the sport of hockey right now, where a new generation of young players are bringing more speed, skill and creativity to the game than we've ever seen", said Sean Ramjagsingh, Lead Producer, NHL® 18.

The expansion franchise welcomed its first veteran players during the NHL's annual awards show, and they chose from a fairly deep pool of talent. Burns doesn't think offensive numbers alone determine the Norris victor. New Creative A.I. systems mean teammates now leverage the same tools as the player for intelligent decision-making all over the ice, including board passes and through-passing into space. For players and teams that can't get five players and don't trust the computers, National Hockey League 18 has added a 3-on-3 EASHL mode, similar to how overtime is played in real-life. “I know that he is going to do great things here.”.

Hossa says he has privately been undergoing treatment for the last few years under the supervision of Chicago's medical staff.

Among the new features in National Hockey League 18 are Creative Attack controls, letting you pull off highlight reel moves like one-handed dekes and between-the-legs maneuvers. Seeing the teams in California kind of encouraged kids growing up to pick up the stick and start playing.

"So I'm definitely a huge fan of the games and to be on the cover ... it's awesome."

Draft: The Vegas Golden Knights finally have some players to put on the desert ice this fall.

Vegas will play its first two games on the road, visiting Arizona on October 7 before the second leg of an early back-to-back for coach Gerard Gallant's club. The Penguins visit the Chicago Blackhawks on October 5 in a matchup of the only teams to win the Cup three times in the salary-cap era.

The duo make the move barely a week after being on opposing teams in the Stanley Cup Final.