Oilers' Connor McDavid finishes 3rd in voting for rookie of the year

​The Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid lost out to Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin for the NHL’s rookie of the year.

McDavid named to the 2015-16 all-rookie team

Connor McDavid gets ready to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game in Toronto last Friday. McDavid finished third in voting for the Calder Trophy at the NHL Awards Wednesday. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press)

The Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid lost out to Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin for the NHL's rookie of the year.

Panarin was awarded the Calder Trophy Wednesday at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas edging out Philadelphia's Shayne Gostisbehere and McDavid, who finished third in the voting.

Although Panarin played seven pro seasons back in Russia before coming to the NHL, voters didn't object to his experience.

The 24-year-old Russian led all rookies in goals (30), assists (47) and points (77) in 80 games in 2015-16.

Panarin is the first Chicago player to win the award since Patrick Kane in 2007-08.

The top pick at the 2015 draft, McDavid finished fourth in rookie scoring with 16 goals and 32 assists despite appearing in just 45 games due to injury.

Gostisbehere led rookie defencemen in goals (17), assists (29), points (46), power-play goals (eight), power-play points (22) and game-winning goals (five) in 64 games.

McDavid was named to the 2015-16 all-rookie team, along with Panarin and Gostisbehere. 

The remaining spots were filled by Buffalo's Jack Eichel, St. Louis' Colton Parayko, who is from St. Albert, and Anaheim's John Gibson who was named as goaltender.

With files from The Canadian Press