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Art Ross Trophy
Artrosstrophy
Established 1947-48 NHL season
Current holder Evgeni Malkin
Awarded to the"player who leads the League in scoring points at the end of the regular season"[1]

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.[1] It was presented to the NHL by former player, general manager and head coach Art Ross. The trophy has been awarded 59 times to 22 players since its inception in the 1947-48 NHL season. The current holder is Sidney Crosby, who scored 120 points in the 2006-07 NHL season and became the youngest scoring champion in major North American professional sports.

HistoryEdit

The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee as a player.[1] Elmer Lach was the winner of the first Art Ross Trophy, which was awarded at the conclusion of the 1947-48 NHL season.

Wayne Gretzky won the Art Ross Trophy 10 times during his 20-year NHL career. Gordie Howe and Mario Lemieux won it six times. The non-Canadian player with most awards is Czech Jaromir Jagr. Gretzky is the only player to win the trophy for more than one team and Joe Thornton is the only player to win it while playing for two different teams in one season.

Players from the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the trophy 12 times; players from the Montreal Canadiens have won it nine times and the Chicago Blackhawks have seen players win the award eight times.[2] For two decades, from 1980 to 2001, only three players won the Art Ross Trophy—Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Jaromir Jagr. The streak ended when Jarome Iginla won the trophy in 2002. In 2007, 19-year-old Sidney Crosby became the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy and the youngest scoring champion in any major North American professional sport.[3] Only one defenseman has won the NHL scoring title: Bobby Orr did it in 1969–70 and 1974–75.[4]

The NHL rules stipulate three tiebreakers in case two or more players are tied in points:[1]

  1. Player with most goals
  2. Player with fewer games played
  3. Player scoring first goal of the season

WinnersEdit

Wgretz

Wayne Gretzky, ten-time winner.

Mario Lemieux 2001

Mario Lemieux, six-time winner.

Jaromir Jagr Prague

Jaromir Jagr, five-time winner.

JaromeIginla

Jarome Iginla, one-time winner.

Marty St Louis 2007

Martin St. Louis, one-time winner.

Crosby

Sidney Crosby, one-time winner. Current Holder.

Key
  • (#) Including the number of scoring titles prior to the inception of the trophy

     Player is still active

Season Winner Team Pts Win #
1947–48 Lach, ElmerElmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 061 1(2)
1948–49 Conacher, RoyRoy Conacher Chicago Black Hawks 068 1(3)
1949–50 Lindsay, TedTed Lindsay Detroit Red Wings 078 1
1950–51 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 086 1
1951–52 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 086 2
1952–53 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 095 3
1953–54 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 081 4
1954–55 Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 075 1
1955–56 Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 088 1
1956–57 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 089 5
1957–58 Moore, DickieDickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 084 1
1958–59 Moore, DickieDickie Moore Montreal Canadiens 096 2
1959–60 Hull, BobbyBobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 081 1
1960–61 Geoffrion, BernieBernie Geoffrion Montreal Canadiens 095 2
1961–62 Hull, BobbyBobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 084 2
1962–63 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings 086 6
1963–64 Mikita, StanStan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 089 1
1964–65 Mikita, StanStan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 087 2
1965–66 Hull, BobbyBobby Hull Chicago Black Hawks 097 3
1966–67 Mikita, StanStan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 097 3
1967–68 Mikita, StanStan Mikita Chicago Black Hawks 087 4
1968–69 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 126 1
1969–70 Orr, BobbyBobby Orr Boston Bruins 120 1
1970–71 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 152 2
1971–72 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 133 3
1972–73 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 130 4
1973–74 Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito Boston Bruins 145 5
1974–75 Orr, BobbyBobby Orr Boston Bruins 135 2
1975–76 Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 125 1
1976–77 Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 136 2
1977–78 Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 132 3
1978–79 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier New York Islanders 134 1
1979–80 Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings 137 1
1980–81 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 164 1
1981–82 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 212 2
1982–83 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 196 3
1983–84 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 205 4
1984–85 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 208 5
1985–86 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 215 6
1986–87 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 183 7
1987–88 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 168 1
1988–89 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 199 2
1989–90 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 142 8
1990–91 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 163 9
1991–92 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 131 3
1992–93 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 160 4
1993–94 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 130 9910
1994–95 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 070 1
1995–96 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 161 5
1996–97 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 122 6
1997–98 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 102 2
1998–99 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 127 3
1999–00 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 096 4
2000–01 Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 121 5
2001–02 Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames 096 1
2002–03 Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche 106 1
2003–04 St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 094 1
2004–05 No winner due to the
2004-05 NHL lockout
- - -
2005–06 Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton Boston Bruins/San Jose Sharks 125 1
2006–07 Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 120 1
2007-08 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 112 1
2008-09 Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins 113 1
2009-10 Sedin, HenrikHenrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks 112 1

Scoring leaders (1918–1947)Edit

Season Winner Team Pts Win #
1917–18 Malone, JoeJoe Malone Montreal Canadiens 48 1
1918–19 Lalonde, NewsyNewsy Lalonde

[5][6]

Montreal Canadiens 32 1
1919–20 Malone, JoeJoe Malone Quebec Bulldogs 49 2
1920–21 Lalonde, NewsyNewsy Lalonde Montreal Canadiens 43 2
1921–22 Broadbent, PunchPunch Broadbent Ottawa Senators 46 1
1922–23 Dye, BabeBabe Dye Toronto St. Pats 37 1
1923–24 Denneny, CyCy Denneny Ottawa Senators 44 1
1924–25 Dye, BabeBabe Dye Toronto St. Pats 44 2
1925–26 Stewart, NelsNels Stewart Montreal Maroons 42 1
1926–27 Cook, BillBill Cook New York Rangers 37 1
1927–28 Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 51 1
1928–29 Bailey, AceAce Bailey Toronto Maple Leafs 32 1
1929–30 Weiland, CooneyCooney Weiland Boston Bruins 73 1
1930–31 Morenz, HowieHowie Morenz Montreal Canadiens 51 2
1931–32 Jackson, HarveyHarvey Jackson Toronto Maple Leafs 53 1
1932–33 Cook, BillBill Cook New York Rangers 50 2
1933–34 Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 52 1
1934–35 Conacher, CharlieCharlie Conacher Toronto Maple Leafs 57 2
1935–36 Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner New York Americans 45 1
1936–37 Schriner, SweeneySweeney Schriner New York Americans 46 2
1937–38 Drillon, GordieGordie Drillon Toronto Maple Leafs 52 1
1938–39 Blake, ToeToe Blake Montreal Canadiens 47 1
1939–40 Schmidt, MiltMilt Schmidt Boston Bruins 52 1
1940–41 Cowley, BillBill Cowley Boston Bruins 62 1
1941–42 Hextall, BryanBryan Hextall New York Rangers 56 1
1942–43 Bentley, DougDoug Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 73 1
1943–44 Cain, HerbHerb Cain Boston Bruins 82 1
1944–45 Lach, ElmerElmer Lach Montreal Canadiens 80 1
1945–46 Bentley, MaxMax Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 72 1
1946–47 Bentley, MaxMax Bentley Chicago Blackhawks 61 2

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Art Ross Trophy History. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2007-08-20.
  2. Although Joe Thornton, winner in 2005–06, started the season playing for the Boston Bruins, he finished with the San Jose Sharks and the award counts for the Sharks. Therefore, Boston Bruins players have won the trophy seven times.
  3. National Hockey League. "Penguins' Crosby captures Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion", National Hockey League, 2007-04-09. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 
  4. "Bobby Orr - Biography", Legends of Hockey.net. Retrieved on 2007-09-19. 
  5. Diamond, Dan (2005). Nhl Official Guide And Record Book 2006. Triumph Books. ISBN 1572438088. 
  6. Although the NHL official site, listed in the references section, list Odie Cleghorn as the scoring leader in 1918–19, it is a mistake, as can be checked in the site when comparing the stats of both players. Cleghorn only scored 28 points while Lalonde scored 32. LegendsofHockey.net, site of the Hockey Hall of Fame also list Lalonde as the scoring leader in 1918–19.

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