After putting up 95 points in an abbreviated 69-game debut season on Broadway, Artemi Panarin was sure to be in the running for MVP awards this offseason. Well, this morning the NHLPA announced the three finalists for the Ted Lindsay award, given to the most valuable player as voted on by the players, which included Panarin.
The players have voted and the results are in!— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 14, 2020
Your 2019-20 #TedLindsayAward finalists are Leon Draisaitl, @Mackinnon9 and @artemiypanarin. All three top vote-getters are seeking their first TLA: https://t.co/2z2c05bbA6 pic.twitter.com/MU1ePPtqtM
The Bread Man joins Colorado’s wunderkind Nathan MacKinnon (93 points in 69 games) and Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl (110 points in 71 games) as the the three finalists for the award and presumably the three finalists for the Hart trophy, which will be announced later this week.