The NHL has announced that Devils forward Taylor Hall has been nominated for the Hart Trophy as league MVP.
From the NHL's release, "Hall ranked sixth in the NHL with 39-54-93 (76 GP), setting career highs across the board to propel the Devils to a 27-point improvement in the standings and their first playoff appearance since 2011-12. Hall recorded 41 more points than his next-closest teammate (Nico Hischier: 20-32-52), the highest such differential by a club's top two scorers since 2007-08 (Alex Ovechkin: 112, Nicklas Backstrom: 69 w/ WSH). He collected points in 26 straight personal appearances from Jan. 2 - March 6 (18-20-38), a franchise record and the longest such streak by any player since 2015-16. Hall also set a club record with a 19-game point streak during that span (Jan. 30 - March 6: 13-13-26). The 26-year-old Calgary native and first-time NHL Trophy finalist is seeking to become the first player in Devils history to capture the Hart Trophy; goaltender Martin Brodeur finished third in voting in 2002-03, 2003-04 and 2006-07."
The other two nominees for the Hart Trophy are Anze Kopitar of LA and Nathan MacKinnon of Colorado.
The award is voted on by the PHWA and the winner will be announced on June 20th at the NHL Awards.
Hall was also nominated for the Ted Lindsay award which is awarded to given to the league's best player as voted on by the players