Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was named a finalist for the Hart Trophy, which is presented to the NHL's MVP.
The other finalists are Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid and Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards Show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 21.
Crosby, a two-time winner of the award (2007, '14), is a finalist for the second-straight year. He was a runner-up to eventual winner Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks last season.
Crosby finished the regular season with a league-high 44 goals, earning the second "Rocket" Richard Trophy of his career. Crosby's 89 points were second only to McDavid's 100.