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National Hockey League Awards and Trophies
This page contains a list of trophy and award winners for the National Hockey League sorted by category. We have cataloged 18 different awards for the NHL.
Award Type Award Name Seasons Description
Best Defenseman James Norris Trophy 1953-2012 Awarded to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position.
Best Goaltender (statistical) Vezina Trophy 1926-2012 Awarded to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position. Until the 1981-82 season this trophy was awarded to the goalkeeper(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season.
Best Goaltender (statistical) William M. Jennings Trophy 1981-2012 Awarded to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it.
Best Goaltender (statistical) Roger Crozier MBNA Saving Grace Award 1999-2008 Awarded to the goaltender having played a minimum of 25 games with the NHL's best save percentage during the regular season.
Coach of the Year Jack Adams Award 1973-2012 Awarded to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success, by the NHL Broadcasters' Association.
Community Service Award King Clancy Memorial Trophy 1987-2012 Awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community.
Leading Goal Scorer Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy 1998-2012 Awarded to the player finishing the regular season as the league's leading goal scorer.
Leading Scorer Art Ross Trophy 1947-2012 Awarded to the player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.
Miscellaneous Lester B. Pearson Trophy 1970-2008 Awarded to the NHL's outstanding player as selected by the members of the NHL Player's Association.
Miscellaneous Frank J. Selke Trophy 1977-2012 Awarded to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.
Miscellaneous Bud Light Plus-Minus Award 1996-2008 Awarded to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games, who leads the league in plus/minus statistics at the end of the regular season.
Miscellaneous NHL/Sheraton Road Performer Award 2003-2004 Awarded to the players who accumulate the most road points.
Miscellaneous Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award 2006-2012 Awarded to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualitites to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season.
Most Gentlemanly Player Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1924-2012 Awarded to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
Most Valuable Player Hart Memorial Trophy 1923-2012 Awarded to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.
Playoff MVP Conn Smythe Trophy 1964-2012 Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.
Rookie of the Year Calder Memorial Trophy 1933-2012 Awarded to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the NHL.
Sportsmanship/Perseverence Bill Masterton Trophy 1967-2012 Awarded to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.