Wayne Gretzky to present Hart Trophy at NHL Awards

Edmonton Oilers center Connor Mc David reacts after the Oilers' 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim Calif. Wednesday

Edmonton Oilers center Connor Mc David reacts after the Oilers' 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim Calif. Wednesday

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

McDavid overcame Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to become the third youngest victor of the prestigious Hart Trophy award.

He joins Wayne Gretzky (1982-85, 1987) and Mark Messier (1990) as the only other Oilers to win the Ted Lindsay Award.

If McDavid wins, it would be a memorable moment as nine-time victor Gretzky presents the 20-year-old Oilers star with the trophy. "I've played EA Sports NHL every year since I was kid".

Toronto forward Auston Matthews is the runaway victor of the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie.

Connor McDavid, Patrice Bergeron (above) and Brent Burns were among the athletes who took home trophies at the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile in Las Vegas.

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Also, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile was named the NHL's top executive, and Columbus coach John Tortorella has won the Jack Adams Award as the top coach. The new 3-on-3 NHL® THREES mode introduces fast-paced, arcade-inspired action and, in Franchise Mode, the Expansion Draft feature lets fans be the first to play as the Vegas Golden Knights™, or create and draft their very own 32 NHL team from the ground up.All of these new features are delivered with the most ways to play multiplayer ever in an EA SPORTS NHL® game. Bobrovsky and Tortorella played major roles in the Blue Jackets' revival for the best season in franchise history. Leading the league in goals and tied with Patrick Kane for second in the league in points, Crosby was once again a force to be reckoned with in 2016-17.

Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets captured his second career Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's best goaltender. He also led the National Hockey League in assists (70), points per game (1.22), even strength assists (45) and even strength points (71).

Jennings Trophy (fewest goals allowed): Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals.

Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship.

Bill Masterton Trophy (dedication to game): Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators. As a testament to McDavid's dominance, just 27 of his points came on the power play, the lowest percentage among the league's top five scorers.

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