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ESPY Awards: Jonathan Marchessault nominated for NHL Player of the Year
The ESPYs are fast approaching. Nominations for NHL players and teams were recently announced. The Golden Knights are nominated in the Team of the Year category. A Vegas player is also among the nominees.

Jonathan Marchessault has earned a nomination for NHL Player of the Year.

Accompanying him in the nominations are Connor McDavid of the Oilers, as well as David Pastrnak and Linus Ullmark of the Bruins.

It’s strange to see Marchessault in the company of such great NHL players. Yet his regular season wasn’t all that impressive. He collected 57 points in 76 games.

In simple comparison, Nick Suzuki collected 66 points this season. Granted, Marchessault has been incredible in the playoffs, but it’s odd to see a scorer of less than 60 points competing with the players who make up the league’s image.

His total of 57 points seems tiny compared to McDavid’s 153. Think about it. McDavid has more goals than Marchessault has points. The same goes for assists!

But then again, we can’t forget that Marchessault won the Conn Smythe Trophy with the Golden Knights, who dominated everyone on their way to winning the Stanley Cup. Marchessault collected 25 points, including 13 goals, in 22 games during the Golden Knights’ playoff run.

The 32-year-old Quebecer shows once again that you can never give up. He was never drafted in the NHL and still managed to accomplish great things.

His early career wasn’t incredible with the Blue Jackets and Lightning. He bounced back with a superb first season with the Panthers, but they let him go to the Golden Knights in the expansion draft.

The Knights got it right and can now boast a player nominated for an ESPYs award.

The latest winner of the NHL’s Most Valuable Player award at the ESPY Awards is Connor McDavid.

The ESPY Awards recognize excellence in sport every year. The ESPY Awards ceremony will take place on July 12 in Los Angeles.

In brief

– He’s going to dominate the NBA.

– We can’t wait to hear his name.

– No surprise there.

– We hope so.

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