McDavid wins Art Ross, Matthews secures Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy

The Hockey Central panel discusses their end-of-season award picks including who should take home the Hart Trophy between Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid, and whether Igor Shesterkin is a shoo-in for the Vezina Trophy.

For the second straight season and fourth time in his career, Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will take home the Art Ross Trophy while Toronto Maple Leafs sniper Auston Matthews has captured the Maurice (Rocket) Richard Award for the second year in a row.

Both captured their respective trophies Sunday after the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3 Sunday in the final game of the regular season.

McDavid earned the NHL's scoring title after finishing with 123 points in 80 games this season, eight points ahead of Jonathan Huberdeau and Johnny Gaudreau, who tied for second place with 115 points each.

The 25-year-old McDavid ran away with the scoring title in 2020-21 with 105 points in just 56 games with teammate Leon Draisaitl the next closest player finishing 21 points behind.

This is the second time that McDavid has won the Art Ross in back-to-back seasons after winning the trophy in 2017 and 2018.

Matthews took home league's top goal scorer award after scoring 60 goals in 73 games for the Maple Leafs this season. He became just the sixth 60-goal scorer in the last 30 years and the 21st player in NHL history to reach the milestone.

The 24-year-old took home his first Richard trophy after scoring 41 goals in 52 games during the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season.

Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta were already announced as the co-winners of the William M. Jennings Trophy playing a minimum of 25 games for the team allowing the fewest goals during the regular season.

The Florida Panthers also captured the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the best overall record finishing atop of the standings with 122 points.

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