For the third time in franchise history, the Colorado Avalanche are the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions! What a season this team had led by a very talented roster. The Colorado Avalanche were so dominant this year as they finished 2nd overall in the regular season and went on to finish the 2022 NHL playoffs with a record 16-4.
Longtime Boston Bruins defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr welcomed Colorado Avalanche star Cale Makar to an exclusive club. Makar, after the Avalanche bested the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, became the youngest defenseman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy since Orr did so 52 years ago, according to a release from the league. Makar also became just the third player in NHL history to win both the Conn Smythe and Norris Trophy in the same season, joining Orr’s 1970 campaign and the 2002 season of Nicklas Lindstrom.
This article is going to get shared a lot for the headline because the argument sounds insane. The New Jersey Devils had a chance to draft one of the best players in the league. Cale Makar is not up there with Victor Hedman and Adam Fox as the best defensemen, he’s up there with Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews as the best player in the league.
Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “It’s surreal to me,” Makar said. “You grow up, you see that as a kid,...
TAMPA, Fla. — Cale Makar has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after leading the Colorado Avalanche to their first Stanley Cup title since 2001 and third in franchise history. Makar is the second defenseman to win the award over the past three years. He follows Victor...
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar was named the 2022 Conn Smythe Trophy winner. Awarded to “the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs,” Makar was selected the winner in a vote by a panel of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Makar led all defensemen with 29 points in 20 games played during the The post Cale Makar named Conn Smythe Trophy Winner appeared first on KRDO.