Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers speaks after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player to His Team) during the 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena on June 21, 2017 in Las Vegas.

The California-born, Arizona-raised forward added 29 assists to pace all rookies with 69 points as he helped lead the Leafs into the playoffs for just the second time over the last 12 seasons.

He's the youngest captain of a team at age 19, became one of the best Center's in the entire sport right now, and helped lead his team to victory after about a decade of the Oilers basically being one of the worst teams in hockey.

Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid was named the recipient of the Ted Lindsay Award, which is the league's best player as voted on by the NHLPA.

The Columbus Blue Jackets had two people earn awards in Sergei Bobrovsky and John Tortorella.

Patrice Bergeron was once again recognized for his defensive excellence, winning his fourth Selke Trophy.

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.

Wayne Gretzky is the youngest player to win the Hart.

Calgarys Johnny Gaudreau won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanlike play.

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During the awards, it was revealed that Edmonton Oilers Art Ross Trophy victor Connor McDavid would be gracing the cover of this year's game.

McDavid also won the Ted Lindsay Award, given to the leagues most outstanding performer in a vote of his fellow players.

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson received the Bill Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Tortorella won the Jack Adams Award for the best coach after turning the Blue Jackets from last in the division to third with over 100 points. Anderson was forced to take several leaves of absence from Ottawa this season while his wife, Nicholle, battled cancer. The Boston Bruins star has won the Selke three of the last four years and is now tied with Bob Gainey for the most all time.

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

"What surprised me was the quality of some of our forwards that we were able to get out of this situation", Foley said.

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Later in the night, Burns of the San Jose Sharks took home the Norris Trophy as the top defenseman. The 40-year-old is likely weighing whether Cleveland is a good spot for him to begin a new career, given the team's recent upheaval and that superstar LeBron James will be eligible for free agency after next season.

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