The Art Ross Trophy
The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the player with the most points (goals and assists) at the end of the season and who am I kidding its going to be McDavid.
Lucas Burrell- Connor McDavid, C Edmonton Oilers
This has sort of become a constellation prize for the world class skater. He has won it past two years and will more than likely to lead the league in points again this upcoming season. We all know what this man is capable of.
He is at the top of just about every offensive statistical category that is recorded in the league. Something that is interesting about his play is how disruptive he can be, he lead the entire league in takeaways during the 2017 – 2018 season. It’s not hard to imagine McDavid stripping a
puck and trekking it through the neutral zone and over the blue line with ease.
He’s got a few players as competition for this award, but McDavid is being projected to being even more effective this year. He will be asked to take on even more of the burden on offense with the Oilers not doing much to improve it this offseason. McDavid is great, he probably deserves the Hart Trophy but for some odd reason the voters blame him for the rest of teams incompetence.
Michael Gutnick- Connor McDavid, C Edmonton Oilers
Connor McDavid is just too much for any defense to handle, burying pucks night in and night out. The Edmonton Oilers speedster has led the league for the last two seasons, tallying 100 points in 2016 and 108 points in 2017. There is no sign of the 2015 1st overall pick slowing down as he
continues to burst past and knife though stalwart defenses.
Outside of lighting the lamp, McDavid’s supporting cast gives him a beneficial reason for a slick pass to his Oiler teammates. Ryan Nungent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl, Ty Rattie, Milan Lucic, and Ryan Strome all poise as great coring options for the Edmonton captain. It’s no mystery
as to why McDavid and the Oilers always find the back of the net. His drive, motivation and power is relentless, just like his chances to capture the Art Ross Trophy for a third straight season.
David Boettcher- Connor McDavid, C Edmonton Oilers
It’s Connor McDavid, is there anything left to be said? Okay, okay, a short explanation is a must.
If Connor McDavid is healthy, he is the best player in the league. It’s highly unlikely he’ll ever get injured because no one can touch him. His supernatural skating ability, speed, and vision on the ice not only help to score lots and lots of points, but also help him to avoid injury.
His skating ability, speed, vision, and puck skill allow McDavid to do just about whatever he wants on the ice. He can choose to take the puck and score, or make the pass to start the play and put himself into a goal scoring position.
He also regularly creates situations where he can use his elite passing ability to setup his line mates for open net goals. It doesn’t matter which line mate either. Seriously, McDavid is so good, he turned Patrick Maroon into a 30 goal scorer. Expect this to continue for the duration.
Steve Fishman- Connor McDavid, C Edmonton Oilers