McDavid, congenial teammate of Leon Draisaitl at the Edmonton Oilers, forced game seven against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night, won the award in the previous year and 2017. The 25-year-old was the fourth time in the past six years
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Matthews won the award for the best goal scorer for the second time, with 60 goals the attacker from the Toronto Maple Leafs achieved five more than pursuers draisaitl.
Schesterkin from the New York Rangers is also a candidate for the Vezina trophy as the best goalkeeper of the season.
On Wednesday, Moritz Seider was the first German for the Calder trophy as the best newcomer to the league.
The 21-year-old international came to 50 scorer points for the Detroit Red Wings in his first season.
Seider also takes part in the World Cup in Finland that begins this Friday and is a hope in the DEB team.