Montreal Canadiens forward Shea Weber is a favorite to win the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP.
The 26-year-old Weber won the Hart in his rookie season with the New Jersey Devils in 2012-13.
He’s won five more awards, including the Ted Lindsay Award, which goes to the league’s top defenseman.
Weber has had a busy offseason, signing a five-year contract extension with the Canadiens and also re-signing with the team for the next three years.
He was named captain of the Canadiens for the 2018-19 season, and won a Hart Trophy for the first time.
But he also has had some tough seasons, as his .908 save percentage ranks last among NHL defensemen.
He has been scratched four times this season.
The team is hopeful he can bounce back, especially after winning a playoff series against the Florida Panthers last month.
The Canadiens have a chance to clinch the Vezna Trophy this season, but it would be hard to see Weber as the top candidate.
Ryan O`Reilly, left, and Alex Galhenyuk, right, are among the finalists for the Vezo Trophy.
The NHL awards the Vezeas to the top defenseman in the league.
The Vezinas are given out annually to the team with the best goal differential.
The 2017-18 Veznias were awarded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Vancouver Canucks.
The 2018-2019 Veznas will be handed out in 2019.
This year, the Canadiens were the top-seeded team.
They went on to win two more games than the eventual winner, the Chicago Blackhawks, who won the Veznias.
Weber will be hoping to build on that success.
He leads the Canadiens with 16 goals and 29 points in 32 games.
O’Brien won the Norris Trophy as NHL’s best defenseman in 2017-2018.
Ovi has played in all but two games this season after missing three with a lower-body injury.
The 30-year old has 12 goals and 20 points in 29 games.
Galchenyk has played all of 23 games.
He hasn’t been healthy all season, having missed four games.
This is Ovi’s second Veznah Trophy.
He won the award in 2013-14.
Ovechkin is also a Vezner winner and the 2016 Veznoys are awarded to players who play the most games in the regular season.
Olynyk won the title with the Los Angeles Kings in 2016-17.
The 27-yearold has 16 goals, 31 points and a plus-22 rating.
Oates was a Vezo winner in 2015-16.
The 28-year.old has 14 goals, 23 points and an plus-7 rating.
Weber is second in the NHL in goals and points, trailing only Ovechuk.
Galhenysk has 16 assists and a minus-3 rating.
He is third in the Norris and has 10 goals and 17 points in 28 games.
The Predators have a good chance to win it.
Nashville has won six of seven, including a five game sweep of the Boston Bruins.
The Sens have won five of their last six, including winning a three-game series in Ottawa.
They are 3-2-0 this season and have won six in a row overall.
The Senators are 5-1-0 against the Eastern Conference and have swept three games this year.
They play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their second-round series.
The Blue Jackets have won three straight and three of four against the Predators.
The Jackets were the first team to beat the Predators this season when they won the series 4-3 in Nashville on March 4.
Nashville is coming off a 3-0 win over the Chicago Black Hawks on Saturday night.
The two teams will meet again Sunday.