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Art Ross Trophy
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Established 1947–48 NHL season
Current holder(s) 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 61 times to 25 players since its inception in the 1947–48 NHL season. The current holder is Evgeni Malkin, who scored 113 points in the 2008–09 season. Malkin became the second Russian-born player, joining 2007–08 winner Alexander Ovechkin, and the fourth different Pittsburgh Penguins player to win the trophy, the team's thirteenth win overall.

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History

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 each won it six times, while Phil Esposito and Jaromir Jagr each have five. 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. Stan Mikita is the only player in NHL history to win the Art Ross, Hart and Lady Byng trophies all in the same season — and he did it twice (1966-67 and 1967-68).

Players from the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the trophy 13 times; players from the Montreal Canadiens have won it nine times; and the Chicago Blackhawks have seen players win the award eight times.[2] From 1963 to 2001, Marcel Dionne and Bryan Trottier were the only single-time winners of the scoring title, while Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Jaromir Jagr had won it on multiple occasions. 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

Scoring ties happened in the 1961-62, 1979-80, and 1994-95 seasons, all of them being decided by the first tiebreaker of scoring more goals. Interestingly, the NHL's award to recognize the leading goal-scorer, the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, does not have a tiebreaker so multiple winners can be recognized in one season. In 2002–03 season, the Vancouver Canucks' Markus Näslund entered the final game as the league's leading point and goal scorer, but ending up lost both the Art Ross and Rocket Richard trophies to Peter Forsberg (who recorded three points that night) and Milan Hejduk, respectively."[5]

Winners

Wayne Gretzky, ten-time winner.
Mario Lemieux, six-time winner.
Jaromir Jagr, five-time winner.
Jarome Iginla, one-time winner.
Joe Thornton, one-time winner.
Sidney Crosby, one-time winner.
Alexander Ovechkin, one-time winner.
Evgeni Malkin, one-time winner.
Key
  • (#) Including the number of scoring titles prior to the inception of the trophy

     Player is still active in the NHL

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
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*season shortened by lockout 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
1999–2000 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 because of 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

References

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d "Art Ross Trophy History". National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/trophies/ross.html. Retrieved 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 (2007-04-09). "Penguins' Crosby captures Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion". National Hockey League. http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=298728. Retrieved 2007-08-22. 
  4. ^ "Bobby Orr – Biography". Legends of Hockey.net. http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=p197902&type=Player&page=bio&list=#photo. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Canucks lose Northwest, now face Blues". CBC. 2003-04-06. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2003/04/06/kingscanucks.html. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 

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