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

The Penguins' captain was a finalist for both the Hart Memorial Trophy - the MVP as voted by National Hockey League media - and the Ted Lindsay Award - MVP as voted by the players - announced at the NHL's awards gala in Las Vegas.

McDavid's victory capped a breakthrough sophomore season for the 20-year-old center, who won the league scoring title and led the Oilers back to the Stanley Cup playoffs after an 11-year absence.

Starting today, players can pre-order the EA SPORTS NHL 18 Young Stars Edition and EA SPORTS NHL 18 Young Stars Deluxe Edition, which each include three days early access to the full game starting September 12 and Connor McDavid content, including a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT item, a Connor McDavid celebration, and a custom HUT jersey designed by adidas and Connor McDavid. It was the first time a player with San Jose won the award. Bergeron also claimed the trophy in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

Matthews was the no-brainer choice for the Calder after his 69-point rookie season for the Leafs, who hadnt had a Calder victor since Brit Selby in 1966.

McDavid is the third-youngest player to win the award.

Calgary Flames left winger Johnny Gaudreau captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability".

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McDavid won the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association on Wednesday. He was the lone player in the league to hit the 100-point mark, and he did it in just his second season in the league. Under Tortorella, the Blue Jackets (50-24-8, 108 points) set franchise records for wins, points, home wins (28) and road points (51).

Bill Masterton Trophy (dedication to game): Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators. The two-way Bruins star beat out Anaheims Ryan Kesler and joined Bob Gainey as the only players to win the Selke four times.

"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.

Additional features include the new Expansion Draft coming to Franchise Mode, Hockey Ultimate Team Solo Challenges, and a new Hockey Training Camp created to ensure players have immediate success on the ice, and much more. He beat out San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby. 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. Watching McDavid play this year was awesome as a hockey fan, here's hoping his career doesn't fall into the same game cover curse that many other athletes have dealt with over the years.

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