Draisaitl: I'd trade personal awards for Stanley Cup 'in a heartbeat'

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After winning two of the NHL's most prestigious personal awards on Monday, Edmonton Oilers star Leon Draisaitl still has his eyes on hoisting the Stanley Cup.

"No, this doesn't make up for it," Draisaitl said of Edmonton's early exit from the postseason, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "It's a nice personal award for myself, but there's nothing that comes ahead of the Stanley Cup. If I could hand those two awards back in for a Stanley Cup I would do it in a heartbeat, and so would everyone else.

"It's a nice day, I am proud and happy for sure. But my goal in my career is to win the Stanley Cup."

Draisaitl took home both the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player and the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's most outstanding player as voted on by his peers.

The 24-year-old was the most dominant offensive player throughout the 2019-20 season, recording 43 goals and 67 assists in 71 games. He was the only player in the league who eclipsed the 100-point mark.

Edmonton entered the postseason as the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference and fell to the 12th-seeded Chicago Blackhawks in the qualifying round. The Oilers have now failed to make the Round of 16 during the past three seasons.

Draisaitl: I'd trade personal awards for Stanley Cup 'in a heartbeat'
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