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Hart Memorial Trophy

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The Hart Trophy is given to the most valuable player of the National Hockey League every year. It was given to the NHL by Dr. David Hart, father of NHL coach and manager Cecil Hart. It was first awarded in 1924.

Wayne Gretzky has won the most Hart Trophies with nine, followed by Gordie Howe with six and Eddie Shore with four. Howie Morenz, Bobby Orr, Bobby Clarke, and Mario Lemieux have won the award three times each.

The closest vote for the trophy was in 2002, when Jose Theodore and Jarome Iginla tied; Theodore won because he had more first-place votes. In 1999, Chris Pronger won by one point over Jaromir Jagr; and in 1990, Mark Messier won by two points over Ray Bourque.

WinnersEdit

 
Nels Stewart, two-time winner
 
Bobby Clarke, three-time winner
 
Wayne Gretzky, nine-time winner
 
Mario Lemieux, three-time winner
 
Sergei Fedorov, first European trained player to win it, one-time winner
 
Taylor Hall, one-time winner
 
Alexander Ovechkin, three-time winner
 
Sidney Crosby, two-time winner
 
Joe Thornton, only player to switch clubs during his winning season, one-time winner


Positions key
C Centre
LW Left Wing
D Defence
RW Right Wing
G Goaltender

     Player is still active in the NHL      Eligible player not yet elected to Hockey Hall of Fame      Inactive player not yet eligible for Hockey Hall of Fame

Season Winner Team Position Win #
1923–24 Frank Nighbor Ottawa Senators C 1
1924–25 Billy Burch Hamilton Tigers C 1
1925–26 Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons C 1
1926–27 Herb Gardiner Montreal Canadiens D 1
1927–28 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens C 1
1928–29 Roy Worters New York Americans G 1
1929–30 Nels Stewart Montreal Maroons C 2
1930–31 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens C 2
1931–32 Howie Morenz Montreal Canadiens C 3
1932–33 Eddie Shore Boston Bruins D 1
1933–34 Aurele Joliat Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1934–35 Eddie Shore Boston Bruins D 2
1935–36 Eddie Shore Boston Bruins D 3
1936–37 Babe Siebert Montreal Canadiens D 1
1937–38 Eddie Shore Boston Bruins D 4
1938–39 Toe Blake Montreal Canadiens LW 1
1939–40 Ebbie Goodfellow Detroit Red Wings D 1
1940–41 Bill Cowley Boston Bruins C 1
1941–42 Tommy Anderson Brooklyn Americans D 1
1942–43 Bill Cowley Boston Bruins C 2
1943–44 Babe Pratt Toronto Maple Leafs D 1
1944–45 Elmer Lach Montreal Canadiens C 1
1945–46 Max Bentley Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1946–47 Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens RW 1
1947–48 Buddy O'Connor New York Rangers C 1
1948–49 Sid Abel Detroit Red Wings C 1
1949–50 Chuck Rayner New York Rangers G 1
1950–51 Milt Schmidt Boston Bruins C 1
1951–52 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 1
1952–53 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 2
1953–54 Al Rollins Chicago Black Hawks G 1
1954–55 Ted Kennedy Toronto Maple Leafs C 1
1955–56 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens C 1
1956–57 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 3
1957–58 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 4
1958–59 Andy Bathgate New York Rangers RW 1
1959–60 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 5
1960–61 Bernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens RW 1
1961–62 Jacques Plante Montreal Canadiens G 1
1962–63 Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings RW 6
1963–64 Jean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens C 2
1964–65 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks LW 1
1965–66 Bobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks LW 2
1966–67 Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks C 1
1967–68 Stan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks C 2
1968–69 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins C 1
1969–70 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins D 1
1970–71 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins D 2
1971–72 Bobby Orr Boston Bruins D 3
1972–73 Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers C 1
1973–74 Phil Esposito Boston Bruins C 2
1974–75 Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers C 2
1975–76 Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers C 3
1976–77 Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens RW 1
1977–78 Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens RW 2
1978–79 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders C 1
1979–80 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 1
1980–81 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 2
1981–82 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 3
1982–83 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 4
1983–84 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 5
1984–85 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 6
1985–86 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 7
1986–87 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 8
1987–88 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 1
1988–89 Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings C 9
1989–90 Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers C 1
1990–91 Brett Hull St. Louis Blues RW 1
1991–92 Mark Messier New York Rangers C 2
1992–93 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 2
1993–94 Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings C 1
1994–95 Eric Lindros Philadelphia Flyers C 1
1995–96 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 3
1996–97 Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres G 1
1997–98 Dominik Hasek Buffalo Sabres G 2
1998–99 Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins RW 1
1999–2000 Chris Pronger St. Louis Blues D 1
2000–01 Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche C 1
2001–02 Jose Theodore Montreal Canadiens G 1
2002–03 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche C 1
2003–04 Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning RW 1
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2005–06 Joe Thornton Boston Bruins/San Jose Sharks C 1
2006–07 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C 1
2007–08 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW 1
2008–09 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW 2
2009–10 Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks C 1
2010–11 Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks RW 1
2011–12 Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C 1
2012–13 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals RW 3
2013–14 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C 2
2014–15 Carey Price Montreal Canadiens G 1
2015–16 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW 1
2016–17 Connor McDavid Edmonton Oilers C 1
2017–18 Taylor Hall New Jersey Devils LW 1
2018–19 Nikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning RW 1
  1. The trophy was not awarded in the 2004–05 season due to the league's lockout.

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