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|Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award|
|Established||1999-2000 NHL season|
|Current holder||Niklas Backstrom|
|Awarded to the||Goaltender that has played a minimum of 25 games and finished the season with the best save percentage in the National Hockey League.|
The Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award, also known as the MBNA/Mastercard Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award is awarded annually to the goaltender that has played a minimum of 25 games and finished the season with the best save percentage in the National Hockey League. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1999–2000 season and has been awarded to six players, who have won the award a combined seven times.
It is named in honor of former Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Roger Crozier, a Calder and Conn Smythe Trophy winner who played 518 games over 14 seasons. It is presented by the MBNA corporation in memory of Crozier, who joined the MBNA America Bank in 1983 and died on January 11, 1996. The winner of the trophy receives a commemorative crystal trophy and is given $25,000 USD to donate to a youth hockey or other educational program of their choice. Marty Turco is the only player to have won the trophy twice.
Player is still active
|1999–00||Ed Belfour||Dallas Stars||.919|
|2000–01||Marty Turco||Dallas Stars||.925|
|2001–02||Jose Theodore||Montreal Canadiens||.931|
|2002–03||Marty Turco||Dallas Stars||.932|
|2003–04||Dwayne Roloson||Minnesota Wild||.933|
|2004–05|| No winner due to the|
2004-05 NHL lockout
|2005–06||Cristobal Huet||Montreal Canadiens||.929|
|2006–07||Niklas Backstrom||Minnesota Wild||.929|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Canadiens' Cristobal Huet to receive MBNA Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award. NHL.com (2006-09-20). Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
- ↑ Crozier's netminding carried early Sabres. NHL.com (2006-01-11). Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
- ↑ Ed Belfour. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Marty Turco. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
- ↑ Jose Theodore. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
- ↑ Dwayne Roloson. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
- ↑ Cristobel Huet. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
- ↑ Niklas Backstrom. TSN. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
|NHL awards and trophies|
|Team||Stanley Cup · Prince of Wales · Clarence S. Campbell · Presidents' Trophy|
|Individual||Adams · Art Ross · Calder · Conn Smythe · Crozier · Hart · Jennings · King Clancy · Lady Byng · Lindsay · Masterton · Messier · NHL Foundation · Norris · Plus/Minus · Rocket Richard · Selke · Vezina · GM of the Year|
|Defunct||O'Brien Cup · Man of the Year Award · Conacher Award|
|National Hockey League|