Hart Trophy nominees 2023 are Connor McDavid, Jason Robertson, Nikita Kucherov, and more. McDavid has stepped over the nominees to become the finalists for the award.
Connor McDavid, Mathew Tkachuk, and David Pastrnak are selected as the finalists for the award.
Other Nominees for this award were:
- Leon Draisatl
- Sidney Crosby
- Mathew Tkachuk
Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Auston Mathews, and Kirill Kaprizov also displayed themselves as excellent nominations in early games.
Jason Robertson had signed a $31 million contract with the Dallas Stars. During the 2022-23 season, he made officials look at him as underpaid.
The 23-year-old winger started the season with a rage. He scored 46 goals, 63 assists, and 109 points in the 2022-23 regular season.
He was in the race to win the award. Robertson is on the top 10 list having the most points in the NHL scoring Leaders 2022-23.
Nikita Kucherov had gathered 112 points in 82 games played. Kucherov scored only 30 goals but assisted for 83 scores, which is this season's second-most assist.
Kucherov won the Hart Memorial Trophy in the 2018-19 season with around 98% first-placed votes.
Leon Draisatl scored the second-highest points in the leaderboards. But McDavid from his team Edmonton Oilers led the league with the most goals and assists.
Draisatl scored 52 goals and 76 assists with 128 points this season. Draisaitl deserves to be nominated in the list for the Heart Memorial Trophy.
Leon won the award with 77% of first-place votes in 2020.