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PHWA Conn Smythe Trophy ballots: O'Reilly's win

06/13/2019, 8:00am CDT
By The PHWA

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.​

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