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McDavid nabs Conn Smythe despite losing Game 7

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Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid was voted the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday night.

McDavid is just the second skater and sixth player to win the honor as a member of the losing side and the first since goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere in 2003.

The superstar was an undeniable force in these playoffs, ending the spring with 42 points in 25 games - just five points short of Wayne Gretzky's record for the most all time in a single postseason.

Speaking of the Great One, McDavid broke Gretzky's benchmark for the most assists in one playoff with a whopping 34 helpers.

McDavid became the third player to record at least 40 points in one postseason, joining Gretzky (1985, 1988, 1993) and Mario Lemieux (1991).

The 27-year-old also became the first skater to record back-to-back four-point outings in the Stanley Cup Final as he helped the Oilers stave off elimination in Games 4 and 5 against the Florida Panthers.

He produced 12 multi-point outings this spring and was held off the scoresheet seven times, including in Games 6 and 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Edmonton selected McDavid with the first overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft.

The winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy is selected by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.

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