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DRAISAITL APPRECIATES AWARDS, WOULD TRADE THEM ALL FOR THE CUP

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl won two of the NHL's most prestigious awards on Monday night, but the German sniper would trade them for the Stanley Cup in an instant if given a chance.

"No, this doesn't make up for it," Draisaitl told Sportsnet's Mark Spector regarding Edmonton's early postseason exit. "It's a nice personal award for myself, but there's nothing that comes ahead of the Stanley Cup. If I could hand those two awards back in for a Stanley Cup I would do it in a heartbeat, and so would everyone else."

"It's a nice day, I am proud and happy for sure. But my goal in my career is to win the Stanley Cup."



Draisaitl was awarded both the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) and Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding as voted by his peers) Monday night for his monster 2019-20 campaign, which saw him put up 110 points (43 goals, 67 assists) in 67 games. The 24-year-old also took home the first Art Ross Trophy of his young career, finishing the season with a 13-point lead in the scoring race over his Oilers teammate Connor McDavid.
JOSH VOLD
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020  (19H59)