An annual award “to the player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.” History: Arthur Howey Ross, former manager-coach of the Boston Bruins, presented the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1948. If two players finish the schedule with the same number of points, the trophy is awarded in the following manner: 1. Player with most goals. 2. Player with fewer games played. 3. Player scoring first goal of the season. Right winger Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks won his first career Art Ross Trophy. Kane finished the season with a career-high 46 goals, 60 assists and 106 points, besting Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn (41 goals, 48 assists, 89 points) and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (36 goals, 49 assists, 85 points) and becoming the first American-born player to win the NHL scoring title. Kane registered at least one point in 64 of the 82 contests he played in (78.0 percent), highlighted by a 26-game point streak from October 17 to December 13 (16 goals, 24 assists, 40 points) which set a franchise record, was the longest by a U.S.-born player in NHL history and the longest by any player since 1992-93 (Mats Sundin, 30 games). Kane also recorded his first two career hat tricks (January 15 at Toronto and April 3 versus Boston) and scored in a career-high seven straight games from November 2 to 15, which tied him for the longest such run by any player in 2015-16. Kane became the first U.S.-born player to reach the 100-point milestone since Doug Weight in 1995-96 and the first Blackhawks player to hit the number since Jeremy Roenick in 1993-94. He joins Hockey Hall of Famers Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull, Roy Conacher, Max Bentley and Doug Bentley as Chicago players to win the NHL scoring title.
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.
2014-2015 Jamie Benn Stars John Tavares
2013-2014 Sidney Crosby Penguins Ryan Getzlaf
2012-2013 Martin St. Louis Lightning Steven Stamkos
2011-2012 Evgeni Malkin Penguins Steven Stamkos
2010-2011 Daniel Sedin Canucks Martin St. Louis
2009-2010 Henrik Sedin Canucks Sidney Crosby
2008-2009 Evgeni Malkin Penguins Alex Ovechkin
2007-2008 Alex Ovechkin Capitals Evgeni Malkin
2006-2007 Sidney Crosby Penguins Joe Thornton
2005-2006 Joe Thornton Sharks Jaromir Jagr
2003-2004 Martin St. Louis Lightning Ilya Kovalchuk
2002-2003 Peter Forsberg Avalanche Markus Naslund
2001-2002 Jarome Iginla Flames Markus Naslund
2000-2001 Jaromir Jagr Penguins Joe Sakic
1999-2000 Jaromir Jagr Penguins Pavel Bure
1998-1999 Jaromir Jagr Penguins Teemu Selanne
1997-1998 Jaromir Jagr Penguins Peter Forsberg
1996-1997 Mario Lemieux Penguins Teemu Selanne
1995-1996 Mario Lemieux Penguins Jaromir Jagr
1994-1995 Jaromir Jagr Penguins Eric Lindros
1993-1994 Wayne Gretzky Kings Sergei Fedorov
1992-1993 Mario Lemieux Penguins Pat LaFontaine
1991-1992 Mario Lemieux Penguins Kevin Stevens
1990-1991 Wayne Gretzky Kings Brett Hull
1989-1990 Wayne Gretzky Kings Mark Messier
1988-1989 Mario Lemieux Penguins Wayne Gretzky
1987-1988 Mario Lemieux Penguins Wayne Gretzky
1986-1987 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jari Kurri
1985-1986 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Mario Lemieux
1984-1985 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jari Kurri
1983-1984 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Paul Coffey
1982-1983 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Peter Stastny
1981-1982 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Mike Bossy
1980-1981 Wayne Gretzky Oilers Marcel Dionne
1979-1980 Marcel Dionne Kings Wayne Gretzky
1978-1979 Bryan Trottier Islanders Marcel Dionne
1977-1978 Guy Lafleur Canadiens Bryan Trottier
1976-1977 Guy Lafleur Canadiens Marcel Dionne
1975-1976 Guy Lafleur Canadiens Bobby Clarke
1974-1975 Bobby Orr Bruins Phil Esposito
1973-1974 Phil Esposito Bruins Bobby Orr
1972-1973 Phil Esposito Bruins Bobby Clarke
1971-1972 Phil Esposito Bruins Bobby Orr
1970-1971 Phil Esposito Bruins Bobby Orr
1969-1970 Bobby Orr Bruins Phil Esposito
1968-1969 Phil Esposito Bruins Bobby Hull
1967-1968 Stan Mikita Blackhawks Phil Esposito
1966-1967 Stan Mikita Blackhawks Bobby Hull
1965-1966 Bobby Hull Blackhawks Stan Mikita
1964-1965 Stan Mikita Blackhawks Norm Ullman
1963-1964 Stan Mikita Blackhawks Bobby Hull
1962-1963 Gordie Howe Red Wings Andy Bathgate
1961-1962 Bobby Hull Blackhawks Andy Bathgate
1960-1961 Bernie Geoffrion Canadiens Jean Beliveau
1959-1960 Bobby Hull Blackhawks Bronco Horvath
1958-1959 Dickie Moore Canadiens Jean Beliveau
1957-1958 Dickie Moore Canadiens Henri Richard
1956-1957 Gordie Howe Red Wings Ted Lindsay
1955-1956 Jean Beliveau Canadiens Gordie Howe
1954-1955 Bernie Geoffrion Canadiens Maurice Richard
1953-1954 Gordie Howe Red Wings Maurice Richard
1952-1953 Gordie Howe Red Wings Ted Lindsay
1951-1952 Gordie Howe Red Wings Ted Lindsay
1950-1951 Gordie Howe Red Wings Maurice Richard
1949-1950 Ted Lindsay Red Wings Sid Abel
1948-1949 Roy Conacher Blackhawks Doug Bentley
1947-1948 Elmer Lach Canadiens Buddy O'Connor