Oilers legends to present NHL trophies

Oilers legends to present NHL trophies

The National Hockey League will call on several legends from the Edmonton Oilers to present the last five individual honors winners of the 2019-20 season next Monday.

The 30-minute ceremony will take place before Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals Series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars at Rogers Place.

Great Wayne Gretzky will be there to present the winners of the Calder Trophy, awarded to the rookie of the year, and the Hart, awarded to his team's most valuable player.

“La Merveille” has won the latter nine times. Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin are in the running for this honor.

For the Calder, it will be awarded to Quinn Hughes, Dominik Kubalik or Cale Makar.

Mark Messier will announce the winner of the Ted-Lindsay Trophy, which he won on two occasions. Awarded to the best hockey player according to his peers, it will once again be Draisaitl, MacKinnon and Panarin who will compete.

The James-Norris, which rewards the best defender of the season, will be awarded by none other than Paul Coffey, three-time winner of the trophy. He will pass the torch to John Carlson, Victor Hedman and Roman Josi.

Finally, the Vézina trophy for the best goalkeeper of the year will be presented by the winner of 1988, Grant Fuhr. The candidates are Connor Hellebuyck, Tuukka Rask and Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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