LADY BYNG TROPHY LESTER PATRICK AWARD
HART TROPHY ART ROSS TROPHY
NORRIS TROPHY VEZINA TROPHY
CALDER TROPHY FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY
CONN SMYTHE TROPHY JACK ADAMS AWARD
PLUS-MINUS AWARD BILL MASTERTON TROPHY
LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD WILLIAM M. JENNINGS TROPHY
KING CLANCY AWARD MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP Brendan Shanahan, 2002-03 Chris Chelios, 2006-07NHL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
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LADY BYNG TROPHY: Awarded annually to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.Lady Byng, wife of Canada's Governor-General at the time, presented the Lady Byng trophy in 1925. After Frank Boucher of the New York Rangers won the award seven times in eight seasons, he was given the trophy to keep and Lady Byng donated another trophy in 1936.After Lady Byng's death in 1949, the NHL presented a new trophy, changing the name to Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
LESTER PATRICK TROPHY: Awarded annually for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Eligible recipients are players, officials, coaches, executives, and referees. The trophy was presented by the New York Rangers in 1966 to honor the late Lester Patrick. Patrick was a longtime general manager and coach of the Rangers, whose teams finished out of the playoffs only once in his first 16 years with the club.
HART TROPHY: Awarded annually to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season. The Hart Memorial Trophy was presented by the NHL in 1960 after the original Hart Trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The original trophy was donated to the NHL in 1923 by Dr. David A. Hart, father of Cecil Hart, former manager-coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
ART ROSS TROPHY: Awarded annually to the player who leads the NHL in scoring points at the end of the regular season. Arthur Howie Ross, former manager-coach of the Boston Bruins, presented the trophy to the NHL in 1947.
NORRIS TROPHY: Awarded annually to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy was presented in 1953 by the four children of the late James Norris in memory of the former owner-president of the Detroit Red Wings.
VEZINA TROPHY: Awarded annually to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs. Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joe Cattarinich, former owners of the Montreal Canadiens, presented the trophy to the NHL in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina, outstanding goalkeeper of the Canadiens, who collapsed during an NHL game Nov. 28, 1925, and died soon after of tuberculosis.Until the 1981-82 season, the goalkeeper(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season were awarded the Vezina Trophy.
CALDER TROPHY: Awarded annually to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. From 1936-37 until his death in 1943, Frank Calder, NHL President, bought a trophy each year to be given permanently to the outstanding rookie. After Calder's death, the NHL presented the Calder Memorial Trophy in his memory and the trophy is to be kept in perpetuity.
FRANK J. SELKE TROPHY: Awarded annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1977 by the Board of Governors of the NHL in honor of Frank J. Selke, one of the great architects of NHL championship teams.
JACK ADAMS AWARD: Awarded annually to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success. The award was presented by the NHL Broadcasters' Association in 1974 to commemorate the late Jack Adams, former coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.
PLUS-MINUS AWARD: Awarded annually to the NHL player who finishes the season with the highest plus-minus number. Players receive a plus when their team scores while they are on the ice. Players receive a minus when their team is scored on while they are on the ice. A player’s plus-minus number is computed by totaling the plusses and minuses in a given season.
BILL MASTERTON TROPHY: Awarded annually to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The trophy commemorates the late William Masterton, a player for the Minnesota North Stars, who exhibited, to a high degree, the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, after an injury sustained during a hockey game.
LESTER B. PEARSON AWARD: Awarded annually to the "most outstanding player" in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association. The award was first presented in 1970-71 by the NHLPA in honor of the late Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada.
WILLIAM M. JENNINGS TROPHY: Awarded annually to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it. Winners are selected based on regular-season play.The trophy was presented in 1981-82 by the National Hockey League's Board of Governors to honor the late William M. Jennings, longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers and one of the great builders of hockey in the United States.
KING CLANCY AWARD: Awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. The Clancy Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League by the Board of Governors in 1988 to honor the late Frank "King" Clancy.
MARK MESSIER LEADERSHIP AWARD: Awarded annually to the player who exhibits superior leadership qualities on and off the ice. Award recipients are chosen by former NHL captain Mark Messier, with consideration for the award is also based athletic performance, the ability to influence teammates, commitment to community and professional attitude on and off the ice in terms of being a positive role model.