NHL awards: Connor McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award for 2nd straight year

Connor McDavid has won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL’s most outstanding player as voted on by his fellow players.

The Edmonton Oilers captain beat out Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon and New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall for the honour to kick off the NHL Awards in Las Vegas.

MacKinnon, Hall and Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar were in the running later in program for the Hart Trophy — the league MVP award voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

McDavid got the nod for both the Hart and the Ted Lindsay last season.

He had 41 goals and 67 assists with a plus-20 rating in 82 games for Edmonton this season.

Hedman snags Norris

Victor Hedman has his first Norris Trophy.

The Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman took home the honour as the NHL’s top blue liner for the 2017-18 regular season at Wednesday’s awards show.

Hedman scored 17 goals — a personal best — this season to finish in a three-way tie for first among the league’s defencemen.

The 27-year-old Swede added 46 assists for his second 60-plus point season after finishing third in Norris voting last year.

Hedman beat out Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators.

A finalist for the fourth time, Doughty had a career-high 60 points (10 goals, 50 assists) and led the NHL in average ice time (26:50). The 28-year-old won the Norris in 2016.

Subban, also 28, had a career-high 16 goals and was one point shy of his hitting 60 for the second time in his career. A finalist for the third time, he won the Norris in 2013.