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Hall honored to become first Devils player to win Hart Trophy

Edged MacKinnon after leading New Jersey to first playoff appearance since 2012

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Taylor Hall didn't think of himself as a Hart Trophy candidate until the fans at Prudential Center started chanting "MVP" in his direction in the second half of the season.

"I just kept trying to play and I thought if we made the [Stanley Cup Playoffs], maybe I'd get nominated, but it wasn't really a big focal point to me," the New Jersey Devils left wing said.

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The RoundUp

2018 NHL Awards winners

Hall gets Hart Trophy as League MVP

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Welcome to the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu. Thirteen awards were handed out at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, including the Hart Trophy for NHL MVP, Vezina Trophy for the top goaltender, and Norris Trophy, for the top defenseman.

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Hart Memorial Trophy

Hall of Devils wins Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

Forward finished sixth in scoring, helped New Jersey to first playoff berth since 2012

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Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils won the Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player at the 2018 NHL Awards Presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old forward ranked sixth in the NHL with a career high 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) in 76 games to help the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first Stanley Cup Playoff appearance since 2012.

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Rocket Richard Trophy

Ovechkin of Capitals wins Rocket Richard Trophy as top goal-scorer in NHL

Forward is second player to lead League for seventh time

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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin captured his seventh career Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the League's top goal-scorer, adding to the titles he won in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012 13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

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Norris Trophy

Hedman of Lightning wins Norris Trophy as best defenseman in NHL

Had career highs in goals, plus-minus, ranked fifth in points at position

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Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman in the NHL at the 2018 NHL Awards Presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old had NHL career highs in goals (17), tied with Ivan Provorov (Philadelphia Flyers) and Dougie Hamilton (Calgary Flames) for first among defensemen, and plus-minus (plus-32), finishing second behind Josh Manson (plus-34) of the Anaheim Ducks. Hedman set personal bests in total time on ice (1,990:30) and ice time per game (25:51), and his 63 points, which ranked fifth among defensemen, made him the first defenseman in Lightning history to score more than 60 points in multiple seasons (he had 72 points last season).

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William M. Jennings Trophy

Kings goalie Quick awarded William M. Jennings Trophy

Los Angeles allowed fewest goals in NHL this season

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Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings won the William M. Jennings Trophy, presented "to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it."

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Frank J. Selke Trophy

Kopitar of Kings wins Selke Trophy as top defensive forward in NHL

Led position in total ice time, finished third in face-off wins to claim award for second time

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Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings won the Selke Trophy as best defensive forward in the NHL at the 2018 NHL Awards Presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old center led NHL forwards in total ice time (1,810:58) and average ice time (22:05) per game to help the Kings lead the League in defense (2.46 goals against per game) and penalty-killing percentage (85.0 percent). He led Kings forwards in shorthanded ice time (2:10 per game) and was third in the NHL in total face-offs (1,816) and face-off wins (983), setting NHL career highs in each category.

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Masterton Trophy

Boyle of Devils wins Masterton Trophy for perseverance

Forward diagnosed with leukemia helped New Jersey qualify for playoffs for first time since 2012

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Brian Boyle of the New Jersey Devils won the Masterton Trophy as the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey at the 2018 NHL Awards Presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Wednesday.

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NHL Awards

NHL accepts PRO Award for Declaration of Principles

Named best corporate social responsibility campaign

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A Declaration of Principles

Explaining Hockey's Declaration of Principles

Current and former athletes as well as staff discuss the Declaration of Principles, put in place to show that hockey is more than just a sport

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The NHL accepted the PRO Award for the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign for the Declaration of Principles at a gala in New York on Tuesday.

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Vezina Trophy

Vezina Trophy favorite debated by NHL.com

Rinne, Hellebuyck, Vasilevskiy finalists for top goaltender

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Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators has three top-3 finishes in Vezina Trophy voting, finishing second in 2010-11 and 2014-15, and third in 2011-12. Is this the season he finally wins?

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