The National Hockey League announced its five major award winners on Monday during a special half hour event on NBC Sports Network and Sportsnet in Canada.
Here is a look at the winners:
Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year): Cale Makar - D - Colorado Avalanche
In his first regular season with the Avalanche, Makar scored 12 goals and registered 38 assists for 50 points, and averaged .877 points per-game in 57 games played. The 21-year-old won the award despite missing 13 games earlier in the year due to an injury. Makar was on pace to end the 2019-20 season with 15 goals and 46 assists for 61 points in 69 games if the COVID-19 pandemic had not shut down the regular season.
In the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Makar continued to perform well, averaging a point per-game with four goals and 11 assists for 15 points in 15 games. However, the Avalanche were upset in the Western Conference Semifinal Round at the hands of the Dallas Stars in seven games.
Other Calder Trophy finalists: Quinn Hughes - D - Vancouver Canucks; Dominik Kubalik - LW - Chicago Blackhawks
Ted Lindsay Award (Most Outstanding Player): Leon Draisaitl - C - Edmonton Oilers
Draisaitl finished the 2019-20 season as the league's top scorer with 110 points (43+67) in 71 games played and came away with the Art Ross Trophy. The 24-year-old not only scored the most points in the league this season, but he also registered the most assists. Draisaitl was also able to add five more points to his total from last season (105 points) in 11 fewer games, and was on pace to finish the 2019-20 season with 50 goals and 77 assists for 127 points in 82 games if the year was not shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Unfortunately for the Oilers, their 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs run was cut short in the Qualification Round by the Blackhawks in four games. In that span, Draisaitl scored three goals and picked up three assists for six total points.
Other Ted Lindsay Award finalists: Nathan MacKinnon - C - Colorado Avalanche; Artemi Panarin - LW - New York Rangers
Vezina Trophy (Goalie of the Year): Connor Hellebuyck - Winnipeg Jets
Hellebuyck put up some excellent numbers in his fifth season with the Jets, playing in a league-high 58 ga