Proteau’s Pre-Season Picks for the NHL’s 2023-24 Awards

Auston Matthews and Igor Shesterkin

With the NHL’s 2023-24 season just around the corner, it’s high time for this writer’s annual pre-season predictions. 

You’re always advised to take these choices with a grain of salt, as they’re our best guesses based on recent performance and discussions with scouts, coaches and media members, and they’re not locks for who will win individual awards. With that said, we’ll get on with the show: