Connor McDavid and Marc-Andre Fleury win major NHL Awards

Connor McDavid (Connor Mah, Wikimedia Commons)

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario, and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, who plays for the Vegas Golden Knights, won significant National Hockey League awards on Tuesday. McDavid won the Hart Trophy (game’s most valuable player), and the Ted Lindsay Award (best player voted by the NHL players), while Fleury won the Vezina Trophy (presented to the best goaltender).

McDavid won his second Hart Trophy of his career. He previously won in 2017. It was also his third Lindsay Award as he won in 2017 and 2018. McDavid already won the Art Ross Trophy this season, which is presented to the player with the most points. He had 105 points in only 56 games, and also led the NHL with 72 assists. McDavid also became the second player to unanimously win the Hart Trophy according to John Wawrow of the Associated Press. The first was former Oilers captain Wayne Gretzky of Brantford, Ontario in 1981-82.

Fleury, who won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, had a record of 26 wins, 10 losses, and a goals against average of 1.98. He also had six shutouts and a save percentage of .928. Fleury only gave up 71 goals in 989 save attempts.

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