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2013-2014 NHL Awards

Awards:Stanley Cup |  Jack Adams Award |  Lady Byng Memorial Trophy |  Calder Memorial Trophy |  Clarence S. Campbell Bowl |  King Clancy Memorial Trophy |  Conn Smythe Trophy |  Hart Memorial Trophy |  William M. Jennings Trophy |  Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy |  James Norris Memorial Trophy |  Ted Lindsay Award |  Presidents' Trophy |  Maurice Richard Trophy |  Art Ross Trophy |  Frank J. Selke Trophy |  Vezina Trophy |  Prince of Wales Trophy |  Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award |  NHL General Manager of the Year Award | 
Stanley Cup -  NHL Champion
Los Angeles Kings
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The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley) is an ice hockey club trophy, awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs champion. The Stanley Cup, topped with a copy of the original bowl, is made of silver and nickel alloy. It has the name of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved on its chalice each year. The Cup winning team also gets to keep the Cup until a new champion is crowned the following year.
It all started on March 18, 1892, at a dinner of the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Association. Lord Kilcoursie, a player on the Ottawa Rebels hockey club from Government House, delivered the following message on behalf of Lord Stanley, the Earl of Preston and Governor General of Canada -- "I have for some time been thinking that it would be a good thing if there were a challenge cup which should be held from year to year by the champion hockey team in the Dominion (of Canada). There does not appear to be any such outward sign of a championship at present, and considering the general interest which matches now elicit, and the importance of having the game played fairly and under rules generally recognized, I am willing to give a cup which shall be held from year to year by the winning team." -- Shortly thereafter, Lord Stanley purchased a silver cup measuring 7.5 inches high by 11.5 inches across for the sum of 10 guineas (approximately $50); appointed two Ottawa gentlemen, Sheriff John Sweetland and Philip D. Ross, as trustees of that cup. The first winner of the Stanley Cup was the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) hockey club, champions of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada for 1893. Ironically, Lord Stanley never witnessed a championship game nor attended a presentation of his trophy, having returned to his native England in the midst of the 1893 season. Nevertheless, the quest for his trophy has become one of the worlds most prestigious sporting competitions.
Jack Adams Award -  Coach of the Year
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The Jack Adams Award is an annual award presented by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association to the NHL coach judged to have contributed the most to his team's success. The winner is selected in a poll among members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association at the end of the regular season. 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. His lifetime dedication to hockey has served as an inspiration to all who aspire to further the game. Jacques Demers is the only coach who has won the award in consecutive seasons. Four coaches in history have won the award with 2 different teams. Jacques Lemaire, Pat Quinn, and Scotty Bowman have won the award twice, while Pat Burns is the only coach to win the award three times. The franchises with the most Jack Adams Award winners are the Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings, with four winners, followed by the St. Louis Blues and Phoenix Coyotes with three, although the Coyotes had two winners in Winnipeg before they moved to Arizona. Bill Barber and Bruce Boudreau are the only coaches to win the award after replacing the head coach who started the season. Barber took over for Craig Ramsay during the 2000–01 season, while Boudreau replaced Glen Hanlon, a month into the 2007–08 season. The closest vote ever occurred in 2006, when the winner Lindy Ruff edged out Peter Laviolette by a single point.
The Jack Adams Award is named in honour of Jack Adams, Hall of Fame player for Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa, and long-time coach and general manager of theDetroit Red Wings. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1973Ð74 regular season.
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy -  Player Who Displays Gentlemanly Conduct
Ryan O'Reilly
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Ryan O'Reilly  #90
Colorado Avalanche Center
NUMBER: 90 BORN: February 7, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BORN IN: Clinton, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: COL / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd  (33rd overall)  - PROSPECT BIO
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The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Lady Byng, wife of Canada's Governor-General at the time, presented the Lady Byng trophy in 1925. She decided the trophy's first winner would be Frank Nighbor of the Ottawa Senators. Late in the season, Lady Byng invited Nighbor to Rideau Hall, showed him the trophy, and asked him if the NHL would accept it as an award for its most gentlemanly player. When Nighbor said he thought it would, Lady Byng, much to Nighbor's surprise, awarded him the trophy. 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 National Hockey League presented a new trophy, changing the name to Lady Byng Memorial Trophy. Besides Boucher, a number of players have won the award multiple times, including Wayne Gretzky who won it five times, Red Kelly with four wins, and Bobby Bauer, Alex Delvecchio, Mike Bossy, Ron Francis and Pavel Datsyuk with three each. Because of Boucher's seven wins, the New York Rangers have won the award the most out of any club, fifteen times, followed by Detroit with thirteen, Toronto with nine, Chicago and Boston tied with eight, and Los Angeles with five. No goaltender has ever won the award; Bill Quackenbush and Red Kelly are the only defensemen to do so, and no defenseman has won in over fifty years.
Lady Byng, wife of Canadas 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 Byngs death in 1949, the National Hockey League presented a new trophy, changing the name to Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Calder Memorial Trophy -  Rookie of the Year
Nathan MacKinnon
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Nathan MacKinnon  #29
Colorado Avalanche Center
NUMBER: 29 BORN: September 1, 1995  (AGE 19)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BORN IN: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: COL / 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st  (1st overall)  - PROSPECT BIO
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The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs. 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. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible. In 1990, Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames became the oldest player, at age 31, to win the Calder. After that season, the rules for awarding the Calder were amended so that players could only be eligible if they were 26 years old or younger by September 15 of their rookie season. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. The latter fact was perhaps most prominent when in 1979–80, first-year phenom Wayne Gretzky was not eligible to win the Calder Trophy despite scoring 137 points (the previous rookie record at the time being 95), because he had played a full season the previous year in the World Hockey Association. The trophy has been won the most times by rookies from the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have won it on nine occasions.
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 Calders death, the NHL presented the Calder Memorial Trophy in his memory and the trophy is to be kept in perpetuity.To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played more than 25 games in any single preceding season nor in six or more games in each of any two preceding seasons in any major professional league. The player must not be older than 26 years before September 15 of the season in which he is eligible.
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl -  Western Conference Champion
Los Angeles Kings
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The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl, also called the Campbell Trophy, is a trophy awarded to the Western Conference (formally the Campbell Conference) playoff champions.
The Clarence S. Campbell Bowl was donated by the NHLs clubs in recognition of the contributions and services of its namesake, the League President at the start of theModern Era expansion. Throughout its history it has been a parallel to the Prince of Wales Trophy, using the same criteria in the opposite competitive grouping. From its inception in the 1967Ð68 season through to 1973Ð74 it was awarded to the first-place finisher in the West Division during the regular season. With NHL realignment in 1974Ð75, it was given to the team with the best regular-season record in the Campbell Conference (the successor to the West Division) through the 1980Ð81 season. Beginning with the 1981Ð82 season, it switched to the Campbell Conference playoff champions, and since the 1993Ð94 season, when the Campbell Conference became the Western Conference, has gone to the Western Conference playoff champions.
King Clancy Memorial Trophy -  Leadership and Humanitarian Contribution
Andrew Ference
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Andrew Ference  #21
Edmonton Oilers Defenseman
NUMBER: 21 BORN: March 17, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BORN IN: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: PIT / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 8th  (208th overall)
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The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Francis M. "King" Clancy, a former player for the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs who later went on to become a coach, referee, and team executive. The trophy was first awarded in 1988, and was presented to the National Hockey League by its board of governors.
Conn Smythe Trophy -  Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Justin Williams
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Justin Williams  #14
Los Angeles Kings Right Wing
NUMBER: 14 BORN: October 4, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BORN IN: Cobourg, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 189 DRAFTED: PHI / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st  (28th overall)
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The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the player judged Most Valuable to his team during the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Conn Smythe Trophy was introduced in 1964 by Maple Leaf Gardens Limited to honor Conn Smythe, the former owner, general manager, and coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder.
Hart Memorial Trophy -  NHL Most Valuable Player
Sidney Crosby
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Sidney Crosby  #87
Pittsburgh Penguins Center
NUMBER: 87 BORN: August 7, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BORN IN: Cole Harbour, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st  (1st overall)
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The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given 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 National Hockey League in 1960 after the original Hart Trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The original Hart Trophy was donated to the NHL in 1923 by Dr. David A. Hart, father of Cecil Hart, former manager-coach of the Montreal Canadiens. Wayne Gretzky won the award a record nine times during his career, eight consecutively. Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers teammate Mark Messier are the only players to win the Hart Trophy with more than one team. In 1990, Mark Messier took the Hart over Ray Bourque by a margin of two votes, the difference being a single first-place vote. Players from the Montreal Canadiens have won the award sixteen times; players from Boston Bruins are second with twelve winners, and the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers have seen players win the award nine times. Joe Thornton became the first Hart Trophy winner to switch clubs during his winning campaign in 2005–06 NHL season, having played for both the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks that year. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs. The closest the voting for the Hart Trophy has ever come was in the 2001–02 season, when Jose Theodore and Jarome Iginla tied in the total voting. The tiebreaker for choosing the Hart Trophy winner in such a case is number of first-place votes: Theodore, who had 86 first-place votes to Iginla's 82, claimed it.
The Hart Memorial Trophy was presented by the National Hockey League in 1960 after the original Hart Trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The original Hart Trophy was donated to the NHL in 1923 by Dr. David A. Hart, father of Cecil Hart, former manager-coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
William M. Jennings Trophy -  Goalie(s) With the Fewest Goals Scored Against
Jonathan Quick
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Jonathan Quick  #32
Los Angeles Kings Goalie
NUMBER: 32 BORN: January 21, 1986  (AGE 28)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BORN IN: Milford, CT, United States
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: LAK / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 3rd  (72nd overall)
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The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given 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.
Until the 1980Ð81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. However, it was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against.
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy -  Qualities of Perseverance and Sportsmanship
Dominic Moore
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Dominic Moore  #28
New York Rangers Center
NUMBER: 28 BORN: August 3, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BORN IN: Thornhill, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: NYR / 2000 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd  (95th overall)
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The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and is given to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner is selected in a poll of all chapters of the PHWA at the end of the regular season. A grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner. The trophy was presented by the NHL Writers' Association in 1968 to commemorate 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. It was first awarded following the 1967–68 regular season. As of the end of the 2006–07 NHL season, players for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins have won the trophy 4 times each, while the Los Angeles Kings have won 3 times.
A grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, Minn., in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner. The trophy was presented by the NHL Writers Association in 1968 to commemorate 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.
James Norris Memorial Trophy -  Top Defenseman in the NHL
Duncan Keith
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Duncan Keith  #2
Chicago Blackhawks Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BORN: July 16, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BORN IN: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 192 DRAFTED: CHI / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd  (54th overall)
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The James Norris Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. The James Norris Memorial 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. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins won the award for a record eight consecutive seasons (1968–75). Doug Harvey won the award seven times, while Nicklas Lidstrom has won it six times in his career and Ray Bourque won it five times during his career; between them, those four players have won half the Norris Trophies awarded to date. The Boston Bruins have won the most Norris Trophies with 13. The Montreal Canadiens are second with 11. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10–7–5–3–1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL awards ceremony after the conclusion of the playoffs.
The James Norris Memorial 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.
Ted Lindsay Award -  Most Outstanding Player as Selected by the NHLPA
Sidney Crosby
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Sidney Crosby  #87
Pittsburgh Penguins Center
NUMBER: 87 BORN: August 7, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BORN IN: Cole Harbour, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st  (1st overall)
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The Ted Lindsay Award is presented 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 handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It honors Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay, an All-Star forward known for his skill, tenacity, leadership, and for his role in establishing the original Players' Association. The players' accolade will continue to be presented annually to the "Most Outstanding Player" in the NHL, as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA. Wayne Gretzky won the award five times during his career. Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins have won the award the most number of times, with seven winners, followed by the Edmonton Oilers, with six winners. The Lindsay Award is considered to be the companion of the Hart Memorial Trophy—thirteen players have won both trophies for the same season: Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mark Messier, Brett Hull, Sergei Fedorov, Eric Lindros, Dominik Hasek, Jaromir Jagr, Joe Sakic, Martin St. Louis, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. Of those thirteen, only Lafleur, Gretzky, Lemieux, Jagr, St. Louis, Crosby, and Ovechkin have also won the Art Ross Trophy for the same season and completed a Hart-Pearson-Art Ross sweep.
The award was first presented in 1970-71 by the NHLPA in honor of the late Lester B. Pearson, former Prime Minister of Canada.
Presidents' Trophy -  Best Overall Record
Boston Bruins
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The Presidents Trophy is an award presented to the team that finishes with the most points in the league during the regular season. If two teams tie for the most points, then the trophy goes to the team with the most wins.
The trophy was introduced at the start of the 1985Ð86 NHL season by the leagues Board of Governors. Prior to this, the best team in the league during the regular season was allowed to hang a banner stating "NHL League Champions"
Maurice Richard Trophy -  Top Goal Scorer in the NHL
Alex Ovechkin
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Alex Ovechkin  #8
Washington Capitals Right Wing
NUMBER: 8 BORN: September 17, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BORN IN: Moscow, Russia
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: WSH / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st  (1st overall)
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The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Tropy, also known as the Maurice Richard Trophy is awarded annually to the leading goal scorer.
The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens to the NHL in 1999, and was first awarded at the end of the 1998Ð99 season. It is one of the newest of the NHLs trophies and is named in honour of the legendary right winger Maurice "Rocket" Richard, who spent his eighteen-season career with the Canadiens. He led the NHL in goal scoring five times and was the first NHL player to reach the 500 goal milestone. In 1944Ð45, Richard became the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in one season, doing so in just 50 games, the latter feat only achieved by a handful of players since then. However, the scoring title eluded Richard, and the closest that he got to it was in 1954.
Art Ross Trophy -  Top Point Scorer in the NHL
Sidney Crosby
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Sidney Crosby  #87
Pittsburgh Penguins Center
NUMBER: 87 BORN: August 7, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BORN IN: Cole Harbour, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: PIT / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st  (1st overall)
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The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.
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. Elmer Lach was the winner of the first Art Ross Trophy, which was awarded at the conclusion of the 1947Ð48 NHL season.
Frank J. Selke Trophy -  Top Defensive Forward in the NHL
Patrice Bergeron
trophyRecipient.team.titleCasedTeamName
Patrice Bergeron  #37
Boston Bruins Center
NUMBER: 37 BORN: July 24, 1985  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BORN IN: Ancienne-lorette, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 194 DRAFTED: BOS / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd  (45th overall)
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The Frank J. Selke Trophy is an annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. The Selke Trophy was the fifth and last of the major NHL awards to be introduced that have been named after General Managers and owners of the Original Six teams, the other awards being the Art Ross Trophy, James Norris Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, and Jack Adams Award. The first recipient was Bob Gainey of the Canadiens, who won the trophy the first four years it was given, and to date he has won it more times than any other player. Players from the Montreal Canadiens have won the trophy the most times, a total of 7 times, though these 7 trophies were amassed by only two players. Bob Gainey has won the most, winning it four times while Guy Carbonneau and Jere Lehtinen have each won it three times. During the late 90's, Lehtinen and Carbonneau both played on the Dallas Stars, under then GM, Bob Gainey. The team with the most different winners is the Detroit Red Wings, as Sergei Fedorov (twice), Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, and Pavel Datsyuk have combined for five Selke award trophies, all wins coming since 1994.
The Selke 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.
Vezina Trophy -  Top Goalie in the NHL
Tuukka Rask
trophyRecipient.team.titleCasedTeamName
Tuukka Rask  #40
Boston Bruins Goalie
NUMBER: 40 BORN: March 10, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BORN IN: Savonlinna, Finland
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: TOR / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 1st  (21st overall)
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The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given 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 National Hockey League in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina, outstanding goalkeeper of the Canadiens, who collapsed during an NHL game Nov. 28, 1925, and died of tuberculosis a few months later. 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. Billy Smith of the New York Islanders was the first winner of the Vezina under the current system. There have been numerous instances of players receiving the trophy many times in different years, and players tying for the trophy. Jacques Plante holds the record for winning the most Vezinas with seven, trailed by Bill Durnan and Dominik Hasek both of who have won six. Hasek has won the most under the current system of honouring the best individual goalie. Players for the Montreal Canadiens have won the Vezina 28 times. Under the original definition, there would often be multiple winners from the same team during one season. In the 1973–74 NHL season, Tony Esposito of the Chicago Black Hawks and Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers finished tied for the fewest goals against, the only time that there would be a tie between two players from different teams. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season, and each individual voter ranks their top three candidates on a 5-3-1 points system. Three finalists are named and the trophy is awarded at the NHL Awards ceremony after the playoffs.
Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joe Cattarinich, former owners of the Montreal Canadiens, presented the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina, outstanding goalkeeper of the Canadiens, who collapsed during an NHL game Nov. 28, 1925, and died of tuberculosis a few months later. 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.
Prince of Wales Trophy -  Eastern Conference Champion
New York Rangers
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The Prince of Wales Trophy, also known as the Wales Trophy, is an award presented to the Eastern Conference(formerly the Wales Conference) playoff champions, prior to the final series of games for the Stanley Cup.
The Prince of Wales Trophy was first announced in December 1925. The trophy, sponsored by the Prince of Wales and bearing the royal coat of arms cost $2,500, and was to be in the possession of the league champion.With the expansion of the NHL in 1967, and the creation of the Western Division, the Wales Trophy was given to the team that finished in first place in the Eastern Division, during the regular season. When the league formed two conferences in 1974, the cup transferred to the team that finished with the best regular season record in the Wales Conference, until 1981, when the NHL changed its playoff format so that the two teams meeting in the Stanley Cup finals could no longer come from the same conference, and the Prince of Wales Trophy was presented to the Wales Conference playoff champions. By 1994, the trophy was awarded to the Eastern Conference playoff champions.
Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award -  Team leadership
Dustin Brown
trophyRecipient.team.titleCasedTeamName
Dustin Brown  #23
Los Angeles Kings Right Wing
NUMBER: 23 BORN: November 4, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BORN IN: Ithaca, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: LAK / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st  (13th overall)
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An annual award presented "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualitites to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season." Suggestions for nominees are solicited from fans, clubs and NHL personnel, but the selection of the three finalists and the ultimate winner is made by Mark Messier himself.
Presented by Bridgestone in honor of one of hockey?s great leaders, this award was first handed out in 2007.
NHL General Manager of the Year Award -  NHL GM of the year award
The GM (General Manager) of the year award is awarded annually to the top NHL GM voted by a 40-member panel that included all 30 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members.
The GM award was first envisioned by Toronto GM Brian Burke in 1993 when he was Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the NHL