Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Igor Shesterkin named Hart Trophy finalists

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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin are the finalists for the 2021-22 Hart Trophy, which honors the NHL’s most important gamer. The winners of all of the NHL awards will be revealed throughout the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals later on this postseason.

Matthews wants to end up being the very first Maple Leaf to win the Hart Trophy because Ted Kennedy in 1955. Matthews tape-recorded 106 points (60 objectives and 46 helps) and ended up being the very first gamer in a years to score 60 objectives in a single season. The Maple Leafs center likewise broke Rick Valve’s franchise record of 54 objectives while breaking Jimmy Carson’s record of 55 objectives by an American-born gamer. M

Matthews ended up second behind McDavid in the Hart Trophy voting a season earlier.

Meanwhile, McDavid led the league with a brand-new profession high in points (123) while likewise tape-recording profession highs in objectives (44) and helps (79). This marks the 4th time that the Oilers has actually been a Hart Trophy finalist. McDavid won the award in 2017 and 2021. He is intending to end up being the ninth gamer in NHL history to win the award on a minimum of 3 celebrations.

Shesterkin, who has actually likewise been called as a Vezina Trophy finalist as the league’s leading goalie, created a historical season in which he produced a 36-13-4 record. The Rangers netminder likewise published a league-leading 2.07 goals-against-average and .935 save portion throughout the 2021-22 project.

Shesterkin would be the very first Ranger to win the Hart Trophy because Mark Messier in 1992. In addition, the Rangers star is seeking to end up being simply the 3rd goalie ever to win the award in NHL history as he’d sign up with Montreal Canadiens goaltenders Jose Theodore (2002) and Carey Price (2015).

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