NATHAN MacKINNON COL
Colorado dealt Matt Duchene… and rose instead of tanking because of MacKinnon’s spectacular breakout. He upped his career high in points from 63 to 97 and factored in on 38 percent of Colorado’s goals. As the head of a one-line team, he also faced stiff competition every night. He carried the Avs to the post-season.
2. Taylor Hall, NJ 3. Anze Kopitar, LA 4. Connor McDavid, Edm 5. Claude Giroux, Phi
(Most valuable player) WAYNE GRETZKY AWARD