With the 2017-18 NHL season finally kicking off tonight, it felt appropriate to make some award predictions.

Hart Memorial Trophy — Most Valuable Player

Winner: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers.

Runner-Up: Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets.

3rd Place: Jack Eichel, Buffalo Sabres.

Norris Trophy — NHL’s best defenseman

Winner: Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators.

Runner-Up: Zach Werenski, Columbus Blue Jackets.

3rd Place: Victor Hedman, Tampa Bay Lightning.

Vezina Trophy — NHL’s best goalie

Winner: Matt Murray, Pittsburgh Penguins.

Runner-Up: Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins.

3rd Place: Ben Bishop, Dallas Stars.

Calder Memorial Trophy — Rookie of the Year

Winner: Charlie McAvoy, Boston Bruins.

Runner-Up: Dylan Strome, Arizona Coyotes.

3rd Place: Clayton Keller, Arizona Coyotes.

Art Ross Trophy — NHL’s leading scorer

Winner: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers.

Runner-Up: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins.

3rd Place: Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets.

Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy — Most goals

Winner: Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets.

Runner-Up: Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning.

3rd Place: Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs.

Selke Trophy — NHL’s best defensive forward

Winner: Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins.

Runner-Up: Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks.

3rd Place: Anze Kopitar, LA Kings.

Jack Adams Award — Coach of the Year

Winner: Ken Hitchcock, Dallas Stars.

Runner-Up: Bruce ‘Butch’ Cassidy, Boston Bruins.

3rd Place: Paul Maurice, Winnipeg Jets.

Prince of Wales Trophy – Eastern Conference Champion

Winner: Pittsburgh Penguins.

Runner-Up: Toronto Maple Leafs.

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl – Western Conference Champion

Winner: Edmonton Oilers.

Runner-Up: Winnipeg Jets.

Stanley Cup Champions

Winner: Edmonton Oilers.

Runner-Up: Pittsburgh Penguins.