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The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, sometimes known as the Maurice Richard Trophy is a trophy in the National Hockey League awarded to the leading goal scorer each year. It was first awarded in 1998. The trophy is named after hockey legend, Maurice "Rocket" Richard. The current holder of the trophy is Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
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SportIce hockey
Given forNational Hockey League's top goal scorer
History
First award1998–99 NHL season
Most winsAlexander Ovechkin (8)
Most recentAlexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals

WinnersEdit

 
Alexander Ovechkin, eight-time winner
 
Pavel Bure, two-time winner
 
Jarome Iginla, two-time winner
 
Steven Stamkos, two-time winner
Key
  • (#) Wins including leading goal scorers prior to the trophy's formal introduction
  • * Season shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout

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

Season Winner Team Goals Games #
1998–99 Teemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 47 75 1 (3)
1999–2000 Pavel Bure Florida Panthers 58 74 1 (2)
2000–01 Pavel Bure Florida Panthers 59 82 2 (3)
2001–02 Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 52 82 1
2002–03 Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche 50 82 1
2003–04 Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets 41 80 1
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers 41 81 1
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 41 81 2
2004–05 No winner was named due to the lockout.
2005–06 Jonathan Cheechoo San Jose Sharks 56 82 1
2006–07 Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 52 82 1
2007–08 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 65 82 1
2008–09 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 56 79 2
2009–10 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 51 81 1
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 51 82 1
2010–11 Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks 50 82 1
2011–12 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 60 82 2
2012–13* Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 32 48 3
2013–14 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 51 78 4
2014–15 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 53 81 5
2015–16 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 50 79 6
2016–17 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 44 75 2
2017–18 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 49 82 7
2018–19 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 51 81 8

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