Mario Lemieux 2001

Mario Lemieux was team MVP 12 times.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Most Valuable Player is an award given by the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League at the conclusion of every season to the player or players deemed most valuable to the team. The first winner, following the Penguins first season in the league in 1968, was goaltender Les Binkley. Mario Lemieux was voted team MVP 12 times, between 1985 and 2003. Jaromir Jagr has won the second most awards with four. Jean Pronovost won three times, while Dave Burrows, Ron Schock, Ron Francis, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin have each won twice.

The MVP has most frequently been a center, who have been selected 27 times. Eleven wingers have been selected, ten of them right wings. A defenseman was selected six times. Three different goaltenders have also been selected.


Shared award
Also won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player
Won the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer.
All Penguins Hart Trophy winners have also won the Art Ross
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award
Positions key
C Centre LW Left Wing D Defence RW Right Wing G Goaltender


Mark Recchi

Mark Recchi was the winner for the 1990–91 season.

Ron Francis

Ron Francis won twice.


Sidney Crosby has won twice, in 2006 and 2007.

Evgeni Malkin-2008

Evgeni Malkin has won in 2008 and 2009.

Season Player Position Reference
1967–68 Les Binkley G
1968–69 Keith McCreary LW
1969–70 Jean Pronovost RW
1970–71 Ron Schock C
1971–72 Jean Pronovost (2) RW
1972–73 Dave Burrows D
1973–74 Syl Apps C
1973–74 Dave Burrows (2) D
1973–74 Lowell MacDonald RW
1973–74 Jean Pronovost (3) RW
1974–75 Ron Schock (2) C
1974–75 Ron Stackhouse D
1975–76 Pierre Larouche C
1976–77 Dunc Wilson G
1977–78 Peter Mahovlich C
1978–79 Orest Kindrachuk C
1978–79 Ron Stackhouse (2) D
1979–80 George Ferguson C
1980–81 Randy Carlyle D
1981–82 Michel Dion G
1982–83 Doug Shedden C
1983–84 Mike Bullard C
1984–85 Mario Lemieux C
1985–86 Mario Lemieux (2) C
1986–87 Mario Lemieux (3) C
1987–88 Mario Lemieux (4) C
1988–89 Mario Lemieux (5) C
1989–90 Mario Lemieux (6) C
1990–91 Mark Recchi RW
1991–92 Mario Lemieux (7) C
1992–93 Mario Lemieux (8) C
1993–94 Ron Francis C
1994–95 Jaromir Jagr RW
1995–96 Mario Lemieux (9) C
1996–97 Mario Lemieux (10) C
1997–98 Ron Francis (2) C
1997–98Jaromir Jagr (2) RW
1998–99 Jaromir Jagr (3) RW
1999–2000 Jaromir Jagr (4) RW
2000–01 Mario Lemieux (11) C
2001–02 Alexei Kovalev RW
2002–03 Mario Lemieux (12) C
2003–04 Dick Tarnstrom D
2004–05 No winner because of the 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Sidney Crosby C [1]
2006–07 Sidney Crosby (2) C [2]
2007–08 Evgeni Malkin C [3]
2008–09 Evgeni Malkin (2) C [4]


  1. Penguins Players Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony. Pittsburgh Penguins (April 17, 2006). Retrieved on April 15, 2009.
  2. Penguins Honor Team Award Winners. Pittsburgh Penguins (April 8, 2007). Retrieved on April 15, 2009.
  3. Penguins Award Winners. Pittsburgh Penguins (April 3, 2008). Retrieved on April 15, 2009.
  4. Annual Team Awards Announced. Pittsburgh Penguins (April 9, 2009). Retrieved on April 15, 2009.
Pittsburgh Penguins
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksMellon ArenaNew Pittsburgh Arena
Coaches Sullivan • Kelly • Schinkel • Boileau • WilsonJohnston • Angotti • Berry • Creamer • Ubriaco • Patrick • Johnson • Bowman • Constantine • Brooks • Hlinka • Kehoe • Olczyk • Therrien
Seasons 1967-681968-691969-701970-711971-721972-731973-741974-751975-761976-771977-781978-791979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-851985-861986-871987-881988-891989-901990-911991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)

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