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NHL Finnish Site Correct, Leon Draisaitl Wins Hart Trophy 2020

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2019-20 NHL regular season.

As was reported earlier this afternoon when the NHL’s Finnish website accidentally released the winner of the Hart Trophy, Leon Draisaitl has taken home one of the biggest individual honors of the year.

He becomes the fourth Edmonton Oilers player to have won the Award joining Wayne Gretzky (8 times), Mark Messier and Connor McDavid. Draisaitl is the first German-born player to win the Hart Trophy.

It wasn’t difficult to predict the outcome of this award based on the season Draisaitl had, but the news of the winner slipped a bit early when’s Finnish website released the results and then deleted the post realizing they’d jumped the gun. Edmonton Oilers center/winger Leon Draisaitl will receive his first Hart Memorial Trophy — the awarded given to his team’s most valuable player based on the regular season.

Draisaitl was the top choice on 91 of the 170 ballots cast, accumulating 1,309 voting points to edge out Nathan MacKinnon (1,162 points), who finished second.

Congratulations Leon For Two Awards

Congratulations go out to Draisaitl who clearly deserves the recognition for an amazing season. 43 goals and 110 points in 71 regular season games was well beyond the production of any other player, with the exception of his teammate Connor McDavid. McDavid finished 5th in Hart Trophy voting.

Draisaitl also won the Ted Lindsay Award winner for Most Outsanding Player, as voted by the players. This too is the first time he has won that award.

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Leon Draisaitl – NHL Trade Rumors – Edmonton Oilers

Previous Oilers recipients of that award include Wayne Gretzky (x5) Connor McDavid (x2) and Mark Messier.

Draisaitl was already awarded the Art Ross Trophy, which is awarded to the National Hockey League (NHL) player who leads the league in points at the end of the regular season.

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