The Vegas Golden Knights won four NHL Awards following the expansion team's run to the Stanley Cup Final.

Gerard Gallant won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL's top coach.

Gallant was an obvious choice over Colorado's Jared Bednar and Boston's Bruce Cassidy after he masterminded the most spectacular expansion season in recent sports history. The Golden Knights went 51-24-7 and handily won the Pacific Division before winning 13 postseason games and reaching the Stanley Cup Final in their first playoff campaign.

The 54-year-old Gallant was named the Golden Knights' first coach in April 2017, and the veteran NHL coach provided steady leadership while turning Vegas' expansion roster into a cohesive, motivated team. Gallant's players praised his steady, intelligent approach to the postseason, which ended in a five-game loss to the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.

Gallant previously coached in Columbus and Florida, but his teams had never won a playoff round before Vegas' remarkable run.

George McPhee was named the NHL's general manager of the year.

Exactly one year after his remarkable performance in the expansion draft, McPhee was a no-brainer choice for the award after his masterful assembly of the most successful debut team in recent sports history.

McPhee beat out Winnipeg's Kevin Cheveldayoff and Tampa Bay's Steve Yzerman for the award.

Defenseman Deryk Engelland, who helped unite the Las Vegas following 1 October, took home the Mark Messier Leadership Award.

Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has won the Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship and ability.

After Columbus made a deal with Vegas to take Karlsson off its hands in the expansion draft, the talented Swede had a breakthrough season for the expansion Golden Knights, racking up 43 goals and 35 assists with only 12 penalty minutes. Karlsson had never scored more than 25 points in any of his three previous NHL seasons with Anaheim and the Blue Jackets.

"Who would have thought?" Karlsson said with a smile after picking up his award.

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie, beating out Vancouver's Brock Boeser and Arizona's Clayton Keller. Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman won his first Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. Connor McDavid won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL players union's choice as the league's most outstanding player. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won his seventh Richard Trophy as the NHL's top goal-scorer, and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick won the Jennings Trophy for the second time as the goalie for the team allowing the NHL's fewest goals.

The awards were held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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