NHL Awards Schedule: When will the winners be announced?

Cale Makar and Nathan MacKinnon are two Colorado Avalanche players who have a chance to win an award. When is the NHL Awards show?
2023 NHL Awards - Player Availability
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The NHL Awards are an annual event and consist of various categories. You have the MVP, best defensive player, best goaltender, best coach, among others. It is always fun and exciting to see not only who wins the awards in the end, but the nominees leading up to the final decision.

The Colorado Avalanche have two players who have a chance of winning an award. Nathan MacKinnon is the favorite to win the MVP (the Hart Memorial trophy) for his outstanding play during the 2023-24 NHL regular season. Cale Makar has a chance at winning the Norris trophy, which he won during the 2021-22 NHL season, the same year the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup.

MacKinnon was very close to taking home the home point streak, which is currently held by the great Wayne Gretzky. Unfortunately, he fell just short, but it is a huge part of why he is considered one of the best, if not the best player in the whole league this year.

With the playoffs underway for a while already, the voting is over and now we are just waiting for the day to come when it is announced who will bring the hardware home.

When does the NHL Awards Show take place, and where are the festivities?

As a Colorado Avalanche fan, we get to keep ourselves busy with playoff hockey as we wait for the day of the awards show. The awards show will take place on June 27 at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Las Vegas.

It was awesome to see Makar at the show a couple of years ago. Earlier in the season, I had suggested that two Colorado Avalanche players could win an award this season.

Unfortunately, I don’t know if that’s going to happen anymore. While MacKinnon is basically a lock to come home with the Hart trophy, I think that Quinn Hughes is probably going to take home the Norris. That’s perfectly fine, though. As I said recently, there will be many chances for Makar to win another Norris trophy. If anything, it will be motivation if he loses to Hughes.