Much of the Oilers' success falls on McDavid's shoulders, as his 70 assists led the league by a mile and his 1.22 points per game pace also was tops in the NHL this season.
Commissioner Gary Bettman says the National Hockey League will look to enforce slashing penalties more next season and is not interested in more expansion at this time.
The Arizona-raised center was grateful to accept the award in Las Vegas, where he hopes more desert kids will be inspired by the Golden Knights.
That's elite company, indeed, but McDavid took a big step this season toward fulfilling the lofty expectations many had for him even before Edmonton made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft.
The NHL Awards Show was held Wednesday night in Las Vegas, honoring the best players, coaches and executives in the National Hockey League.
He also was given his Art Ross Trophy for having the most points this season by being the only player to notch 100 points this year.
There will be an National Hockey League 18 Young Stars Edition and Young Stars Deluxe Edition, which each include three days early access to the full game and Connor McDavid content, including a Connor McDavid Rookie HUT item, a Connor McDavid celebration, and a custom HUT jersey designed by adidas and Connor McDavid.
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will appear on the cover of the EA Sports NHL 18 video game. "(The Golden Knights) will definitely grow the game".
Boston Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as best defensive forward.
"The first was to put a team on the ice that was entertaining and competitive, and one that the National Hockey League and Las Vegas can be proud of".
The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will raise another banner and begin their quest for a three-peat October 4 against the St. Louis Blues.
Tortorella, in his first full season as Blue Jackets coach, also led his team to an extra 16 wins and the playoffs.
Poile's work helped the Predators earn a postseason berth for the 10th time in 13 seasons and advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time.
While it was a no-show at EA's E3 event EA Play, NHL 18 is now getting its time in the spotlight. Anderson, who took time away from the game to be with his wife who had been diagnosed with cancer, returned to action and turned in one of the best seasons of his career.
Sidney Crosby is the greatest hockey player on the planet, but despite winning the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe for playoff MVP this season, he was shut out Wednesday night for both MVP honors.