NHL Hart Trophy finalists revealed

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews and 2017 winner Connor McDavid were called as the National Hockey League’s 3 Hart Prize finalists on Thursday.

The most distinguished private award in the NHL, the Hart Prize exists to the league’s most important gamer and is picked by the Expert Hockey Writers Association. The winner will be revealed near completion of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

MacKinnon was called in the last 3 after assisting the Avalanche surface with the very best record in the NHL this season to schedule a playoff berth for the 4th straight year.

It is the 2nd successive season MacKinnon has actually been called as a Hart Prize finalist after completing runner-up to Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl in 2020.

The Leafs’ Matthews, on the other hand, topped the NHL goal-scoring charts this season with 41 objectives in 52 video games, the very first US-born gamer to attain the accomplishment in 24 years.

The 23-year-old center led the NHL in game-winning objectives (12) and shots on objective (222), assisting Toronto reach the playoffs for a 5th year running.

Edmonton Oilers captain McDavid, 24, on the other hand, led the NHL with 105 points on objectives and helps, scoring a minimum of one point in 45 of 56 video games.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.