Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy at NHL awards ceremony

Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player for the 2017-18 season.

The 26-year-old New Jersey Devils winger beat out Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon and Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar for the honour at Wednesday’s awards show in Las Vegas.

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Hall led the Devils with 39 goals and 54 assists and a plus-14 defensive rating in 76 games played. He was sixth in NHL scoring.

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The Hart is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid won the Ted Lindsay award, as the NHL players union’s choice as the league’s most outstanding player.

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It was a big night for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in their hometown as Gerard Gallant won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, while George McPhee was named the NHL’s top general manager.

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