Edmonton Oilers’ star Connor McDavid won his fourth Ted Lindsay Award at the 2023 NHL Awards on Monday night. McDavid beat out Erik Karlsson and David Pastrnak for the award.
2023 NHL Awards: Connor McDavid Wins Ted Lindsay Award
Each season the Ted Lindsay Award is passed out to the “most outstanding player in the NHL” as voted on by fellow members of the NHL Players’ Association. McDavid won the Art Ross Trophy this past season and took home the Rocket Richard Trophy leading the league in goals with 64.
McDavid’s 153 points were pretty incredible. He is the first player in the salary cap era to put up over 150 points in a season, and it will be interesting to see how many he can put up next season.
Both Pastrnak and Karlsson were worthy nominees for the Ted Lindsay Award. Karlsson put up over 100 points, the first defenseman to do so in the salary cap era, and he also put up 25 goals. While Karlsson played on a struggling San Jose Sharks team, he did help make them a little more tough to play against night in and night out.
Pastrnak played on a polar opposite team than the Sharks. The Bruins were one of the best regular season teams in NHL history and his 61 goals were second in the league behind only Connor McDavid. Pastrnak also generated a lot of chances, leading the league in shots on goal with 407.
McDavid now has won four Ted Lindsay Awards, five Art Ross Trophies as well as the Rocket Richard trophy. Additionally he is up for the Hart Trophy in 2023, an award he has already won twice.
The big award McDavid is still missing out on is the Stanley Cup. This past season he made it to round two before losing to the Vegas Golden Knights. Maybe this upcoming season will bring more postseason success for Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.