Avalanche's Cale Makar adds Conn Smythe Trophy to impressive list of accomplishments

マカールは 29 ポイント– 21 アシストと8つの目標– 20 ポストシーズンゲーム. He was a big reason why the Avalanche got to the Stanley Cup and won the franchise’s third title.

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) is congratulated for his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, 金曜日, 六月 24, 2022, デンバーで.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) is congratulated for his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, 金曜日, 六月 24, 2022, デンバーで. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The addition of the Conn Smythe Trophy puts Makar into a club of his own.

Makar is the first NHL player to win the Conn Smythe and the Hobey Baker Award – the award given to the NCAA’s best men’s ice hockey player. He also won the Norris Trophy earlier this month as the NHL’s best defenseman and was a Calder Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year.

Makar is only 23.

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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) controls the puck next to Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, 六月 22, 2022, タンパで, フラ.

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (8) controls the puck next to Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, 六月 22, 2022, タンパで, フラ. (AP Photo/Phelan Ebenhack)

He’s the second defenseman in the last three years to win the Conn Smythe. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won the award in 2020 とともに Lightning’s first championship of their back-to-back run.

We’ve seen him play this way from Day 1 今シーズンの,” マークアンドレフルーリー. “This guy is elite, and with him, the job he does for us offensively and defensively, watching him play, how dynamic he is, he’s just the best defenseman in the game right now.

In a copy-cat league, Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog was asked how teams could emulate the Avalanche.

Get a Cale Makar somewhere,” 彼は答えた.

Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche accepts the Conn Smythe trophy for Stanley Cup playoff MVP from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after Game Six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 26, 2022 タンパで, フロリダ. The Avalanche defeated the Lightning four games to two.

Cale Makar #8 of the Colorado Avalanche accepts the Conn Smythe trophy for Stanley Cup playoff MVP from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after Game Six of the 2022 Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 26, 2022 タンパで, フロリダ. The Avalanche defeated the Lightning four games to two. (Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Getty Images)

今, he can also call himself a Stanley Cup champion.

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