Matthews, Marner, and Nylander get votes for the NHL All-Star Team
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The NHL Awards are all done and as the dust settles, we now have a clear picture of how the voting turned out for this year’s festivities.
It concluded with the vote for the NHL All-Star team, and three of the Leafs’ core pieces found themselves on the final chart but not enough to sneak onto the first or second team.
Mitch Marner got the most votes among the Leafs players this season with 51 total points, collecting 10 second-place votes and 21 third-place votes. Fresh off a 99-point season, he was already a finalist for the Selke Trophy and got some recognization for the Hart Trophy and the Lady Byng Award.
Auston Matthews finished seventh among NHL centres with eight points due to getting one second-place vote and five third-place votes. Although he is coming off an injury-riddled season as he was unable to surpass his 60-goal campaign from the prior season, he still managed to hit the 40-goal mark for the fifth time in his career and had the second-best statistical year of his career with 85 points.
William Nylander rounds out the group with just one point and a single third-place vote for right-wingers. His 2022-23 season was the best of his career scoring wise with him hitting the 40-goal plateau for the first time ever and flirting with 90 points while being one of four Leafs to not miss a single game during the regular season. Nylander’s impressive season helped him gain some votes for the Lady Byng Award in addition to a nod for the All-Star Team.
Altogether, the Leafs did not take home any awards this year and apart from Marner being a Selke finalist, did not come close on the ones they got votes for.
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