Ted Lindsay Award Nominees Announced

For the third year in a row, Connor McDavid is nominated for the Ted Lindsay award.

The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced Thursday the three finalists for the 2018-19 Ted Lindsay Award (TLA) are forwards Patrick Kanee of the Chicago Blackhawks, Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.

Kucherov is a first-time TLA finalist, McDavid has been named as a finalist for a third-straight season after becoming the first player to be voted most outstanding by his peers twice before the age of 22 and Kane is seeking his second TLA in four seasons after becoming the only U.S.-born player to receive the award.

The TLA is presented annually to the most outstanding player in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

The 2018-19 recipient will be announced Wednesday, June 19 during the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone.

Formerly known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, the TLA will be presented less than four months after the passing of its namesake and NHLPA pioneer, Ted Lindsay.