Oilers’ McDavid, Panthers’ Tkachuk, Bruins’ Pastrnak finalists for Hart Trophy

Edmonton Oilers famous person Connor McDavid, Florida Panthers gritty scorer Matthew Tkachuk and Boston Bruins star David Pastrnak are the Hart Memorial Trophy finalists as MVP for the 2022-23 season, the NHL introduced Friday.

McDavid, 26, ran away with the Artwork Ross Trophy as regular-season scoring champ, placing his title in the identical stratosphere as Gretzky, Lemieux, Yzerman and Nicholls with a 153-point season off a career-best 64 objectives and 89 assists. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native completed with 25 extra factors than the subsequent closest participant, teammate Leon Draisaitl. He received the Hart in 2021 and 2017.

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Tkachuk, 25, led the Panthers in scoring with 40 objectives and 69 assists for a personal-best 109 factors in 79 video games in his first season since his blockbuster commerce final summer season by the Calgary Flames. He additionally had a career-high 123 minutes in penalties. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native who grew up in St. Louis was additionally the All-Star Recreation MVP after scoring 4 objectives and including three assists. 

Pastrnak, 26, had an amazing scoring season as effectively, setting career-highs in objectives (61), assists (52) and factors (113). The Havirov, Czechia, native was third in total league scoring, together with a league-leading 43 even-strength objectives, 13 game-winning objectives and 407 photographs.

The NHL Awards ceremony is June 26 in Nashville and will be seen on Sportsnet and SN NOW.