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Ryan O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe Trophy as Blues hoist Stanley Cup

Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

He broke a franchise record of scoring 23 points in the offseason, even playing with a cracked rib!

Now first season St. Louis Blues player Ryan O'Reilly has won the Conn Smythe trophy, naming him the NHL's most valuable player.

O'Reilly was a great leader on the ice as St. Louis went from dead last to Stanley Cup champions in around five months. He earned 77 points during his campaign.

He's also the first player to score in four straight Stanely Cup Final games since Wayne Gretzky did so in 1985. The center also led all players in the Final with 9 points, five goals recorded and two assists.