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Connor McDavid was voted the most outstanding player of the NHL by fellow NHLPA members

by Paul Gazzola /

Connor McDavid was named the Ted Lindsay Award winner at the 2017 NHL Awards. The Ted Lindsay Award is presented annually "to the most outstanding player in the NHL," as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

"The Ted Lindsay (Award), the guys you go head-to-head against every night and battle with, for them to respect you that much and vote you to receive that award, it means so much," said McDavid.

Tweet from @NHLPA: NHLPA members select Connor McDavid as the 2016-17 Ted Lindsay Award recipient: #NHLAwards

The Oilers Captain also had the opportunity to meet with Ted Lindsay himself at the NHL Awards.

"He was someone that changed the game by putting together the PA," McDavid said. "He was someone that has helped so many players down the line even if he's never met them just by living out the PA and reaping all the benefits that the PA has. He's the one who ultimately started that, it was his idea.

Video: Connor McDavid is presented the Ted Lindsay Award

"To meet him and to know what he's done for hockey and all those in it, that was an incredible moment."

McDavid was the National Hockey League's leading scorer, filing 100 points (30-70-100) to claim the Art Ross Trophy.

He becomes the third player to receive the Award before the age of 21.

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