• Shot Clock: What does Doan's dismissal mean?

    Shot Clock: What does Doan’s dismissal mean?

  • Coyotes part ways with Shane Doan

    Coyotes part ways with Shane Doan

  • Coyotes trade starting goalie Mike Smith to Flames

    Coyotes trade starting goalie Mike Smith to Flames

  • Which Arizona Coyotes player could be taken by the Vegas Golden Knights?

    Which Arizona Coyotes player could be taken by the Vegas Golden Knights?

  • Coyotes' Clayton Keller on his first year in the NHL

    Coyotes’ Clayton Keller on his first year in the NHL

  • Coyotes rookie Christian Dvorak on 'year of ups and downs'

    Coyotes rookie Christian Dvorak on ‘year of ups and downs’

  • Coyotes' Jakob Chychrun sums up rookie season

    Coyotes’ Jakob Chychrun sums up rookie season

  • Shane Doan at Coyotes' season-ending press conference

    Shane Doan at Coyotes’ season-ending press conference

  • Max Domi talks to Sarah McLellan about offseason goals, plans

    Max Domi talks to Sarah McLellan about offseason goals, plans

  • Coyotes coach Dave Tippett wraps up 2016-17 season

    Coyotes coach Dave Tippett wraps up 2016-17 season

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Wild

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Wild

  • Coyotes conclude season with 3-1 loss to the Wild

    Coyotes conclude season with 3-1 loss to the Wild

  • Coyotes recognize Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham

    Coyotes recognize Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Canucks

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Canucks

  • Coyotes react to win over Canucks

    Coyotes react to win over Canucks

  • Shot Clock: Young Coyotes standouts provide hope

    Shot Clock: Young Coyotes standouts provide hope

  • Coyotes fall in overtime to Stars

    Coyotes fall in overtime to Stars

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Stars

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Stars

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Kings

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Kings

  • Coyotes eliminate Kings from playoffs with 2-1 win

    Coyotes eliminate Kings from playoffs with 2-1 win

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Capitals

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Capitals

  • Coyotes snap losing streak against Capitals

    Coyotes snap losing streak against Capitals

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Blues

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

  • Coyotes react to 3-1 loss to Blues

    Coyotes react to 3-1 loss to Blues

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Blues

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

  • Coyotes cap road trip with 4-1 loss to Blues

    Coyotes cap road trip with 4-1 loss to Blues

  • Forward Clayton Keller set to begin pro career with Coyotes

    Forward Clayton Keller set to begin pro career with Coyotes

  • U.S. women's hockey team boycotting world championship

    U.S. women’s hockey team boycotting world championship

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Capitals

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Capitals

  • Capitals pull away from Coyotes with 3-goal third

    Capitals pull away from Coyotes with 3-goal third

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Panthers

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Panthers

  • Unusual goal sparks Panthers to win over Coyotes

    Unusual goal sparks Panthers to win over Coyotes

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Lightning

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Lightning

  • Coyotes rally past the Lightning

    Coyotes rally past the Lightning

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Predators

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Predators

  • Coyotes open road trip with 3-1 loss to Predators

    Coyotes open road trip with 3-1 loss to Predators

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Blues

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Blues

  • Coyotes shut out 3-0 by the Blues

    Coyotes shut out 3-0 by the Blues

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Red Wings

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Red Wings

  • Coyotes clipped by Red Wings 5-4 in a shootout

    Coyotes clipped by Red Wings 5-4 in a shootout

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Kings

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Kings

  • Coyotes outlast Kings in 11-round shootout

    Coyotes outlast Kings in 11-round shootout

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Avalanche

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Avalanche

  • Coyotes blank Avalanche 1-0

    Coyotes blank Avalanche 1-0

  • Sarah McLellan's plus-minus against the Devils

    Sarah McLellan’s plus-minus against the Devils

Scottsdale’s Auston Matthews, a center for the Toronto Maple Leafs, was recognized as the NHL’s top rookie, picking up the Calder Trophy.

Matthews was a near-unanimous pick, earning 164 first-place votes and just three second-place votes. The 19-year-old, who was drafted first overall last summer, led all rookies with 40 goals and 69 points. He made an historic debut by becoming the first player in the NHL’s modern era to score four goals in his first game.

Oilers captain Connor McDavid captured the Hart Trophy as league MVP and the Ted Lindsay Award as the most outstanding player as voted on by the players. McDavid led the NHL in points (100) to win the Art Ross Trophy. He also paced the league in assists (70) and points-per-game (1.22) as he helped Edmonton reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

The Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky earned the Vezina Trophy as best goalie, the Sharks’ Brent Burns won the Norris Trophy as best defenseman, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron grabbed the Frank J. Selke Award as the best defensive forward and Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau picked up the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for combining a high standard of playing ability with sportsmanship.

The other winners were the Blue Jackets’ John Tortorella (Jack Adams Award as coach of the year), Senators goalie Craig Anderson (Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey) and the Predators’ David Poile (General Manager of the Year).

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for scoring a league-high 44 goals, while Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was recognized with the William M. Jennings Trophy for playing at least 25 games for the team that had the fewest goals scored against it.

The NHL First All-Star team featured Bobrovsky, Burns, McDavid, defenseman Erik Karlsson (Senators), right winger Patrick Kane (Blackhawks) and left winger Brad Marchand (Bruins). The Second All-Star Team included Holtby, Crosby, defensemen Victor Hedman (Lightning) and Duncan Keith (Blackhawks), right winger Nikita Kucherov (Lightning) and left winger Artemi Panarin (Blackhawks). 

And the All-Rookie team was comprised of Matthews, forwards Patrik Laine (Jets) and Mitchell Marner (Maple Leafs), defensemen Zach Werenski (Blue Jackets) and Brady Skjei (Rangers) and goalie Matt Murray (Penguins).

RELATED: Coyotes lose Teemu Pulkkinen to Golden Knights in NHL expansion draft

McLellan’s ballot

As a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Coyotes insider Sarah McLellan was tasked with voting on some of the NHL’s awards.

This was her ballot:

-Hart Trophy: 1. McDavid, 2. Crosby, 3. Nicklas Backstrom (Capitals), 4. Burns and 5. Bobrovsky.

-Norris Trophy: 1. Burns, 2. Karlsson, 3. Shea Weber (Canadiens), 4. Hedman and 5. Ryan Suter (Wild).

-Calder Trophy: 1. Matthews, 2. Laine, 3. Marner, 4. Murray and 5. Werenski.

-Lady Byng Trophy: 1. Vladimir Tarasenko (Blues), 2. Gaudreau, 3. Mikael Granlund (Wild), 4. Panarin and 5. Henrik Zetterberg (Red Wings).

-Selke Trophy: 1. Bergeron, 2. Backstrom, 3. Ryan Kesler (Ducks), 4. Mikko Koivu (Wild) and 5. Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks).

-NHL All-Star Team: Center: McDavid, Crosby and Backstrom. Right wing: Kane, Kucherov and Leon Draisaitl (Oilers). Left wing: Marchand, Panarin and Alex Ovechkin (Capitals). Defense: Burns, Karlsson, Weber, Hedman, Suter and Keith. Goaltender: Bobrovsky, Holtby and Devan Dubnyk (Wild).

-NHL All-Rookie Team: Forwards: Matthews, Laine and Marner. Defense: Weresnki and Skjei. Goaltender: Murray.

RELATED: Analysis: Coyotes not saying much, but their actions are

MORE: Doan reacts, reflects as playing career with Coyotes ends

BICKLEY: Shane Doan’s dismissal has Valley hockey fans reeling

Autoplay

Show Thumbnails

Show Captions