BOSTON — St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly was selected as the 2019 Conn Smythe Trophy winner as Stanley Cup playoffs MVP by a panel of Professional Hockey Writers Association members.
O'Reilly received 13 of a possible 18 first place votes to edge teammate Jordan BInnington, who claimed the other five available votes. Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask finished third in the voting.
The first player in NHL history to score in Games 4, 5, 6 and 7 of a Stanley Cup Final, O'Reilly recorded nine points during the Final and established a franchise record with 23 points during the postseason.
In the interest of full transparency, the Professional Hockey Writers Association has revealed the ballot of each individual voter.
Voting was scored in a 5-3-1 format and tallied by the NHL with 10 minutes remaining in Game 7:
|PHWA member, outlet||First-place vote||Second-place vote||Third-place vote|
|Per Bjurman, Aftonbladet||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask||Jordan Binnington|
|Scott Burnside, The Athletic||Ryan O'Reilly||Colton Parayko||Tuukka Rask|
|Ken Campbell, The Hockey News||Ryan O'Reilly||Jordan Binnington||Tuukka Rask|
|J-F Chaumont, Journal de Montréal||Ryan O'Reilly||Alex Pietrangelo||Jordan Binnington|
|Steve Conroy, Boston Herald||Ryan O'Reilly||Alex Pietrangelo||Jordan Binnington|
|Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe||Ryan O'Reilly||Jordan Binnington||Tuukka Rask|
|Elliott Friedman, Sportsnet||Jordan Binnington||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask|
|Francois Gagnon, RDS||Ryan O'Reilly||Alex Pietrangelo||Colton Parayko|
|Sami Hoffren, Ilta-Sanomat||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask||Jordan Binnington|
|Chris Johnston, Sportsnet||Ryan O'Reilly||Jordan Binnington||Alex Pietrangelo|
|Emily Kaplan, ESPN||Ryan O'Reilly||Jordan Binnington||Tuukka Rask|
|Bob McKenzie, TSN||Jordan Binnington||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask|
|Jeremy Rutherford, The Athletic||Ryan O'Reilly||Jordan Binnington||Tuukka Rask|
|Frank Seravalli, TSN||Jordan Binnington||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask|
|Fluto Shinzawa, The Athletic||Ryan O'Reilly||Colton Parayko||Jordan Binnington|
|Jim Thomas, St. Louis Post-Dispatch||Jordan Binnington||Tuukka Rask||Ryan O'Reilly|
|Tom Timmerman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch||Jordan Binnington||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask|
|Michael Traikos, Postmedia||Ryan O'Reilly||Tuukka Rask||Jordan Binnington|
Totals (first place votes):
Ryan O'Reilly (St. Louis) - 78 points (13)
Jordan Binnington (St. Louis) - 46 points (5)
Tuukka Rask (Boston) - 21 points (0)
Alex Pietrangelo (St. Louis) - 10 points (0)
Colton Parayko (St. Louis) - 7 points (0)
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association annually cast votes to decide major NHL Awards including the Hart, Norris, Calder, Selke, Masterton, Lady Byng and Conn Smythe trophies, as well as end of season All-Star and All-Rookie teams. Founded in 1967, the PHWA strives to promote, preserve and protect media access for journalists covering the NHL.