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.
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2013-2014 Tuukka Rask Bruins Semyon Varlamov
2012-2013 Sergei Bobrovsky Blue Jackets Henrik Lundqvist
2011-2012 Henrik Lundqvist Rangers Jonathan Quick
2010-2011 Tim Thomas Bruins Pekka Rinne
2009-2010 Ryan Miller Sabres Ilya Bryzgalov
2008-2009 Tim Thomas Bruins Steve Mason
2007-2008 Martin Brodeur Devils Evgeni Nabokov
2006-2007 Martin Brodeur Devils Roberto Luongo
2005-2006 Miikka Kiprusoff Flames Martin Brodeur
2003-2004 Martin Brodeur Devils Miikka Kiprusoff
2002-2003 Martin Brodeur Devils Marty Turco
2001-2002 Jose Theodore Canadiens Patrick Roy
2000-2001 Dominik Hasek Sabres Roman Cechmanek
1999-2000 Olie Kolzig Capitals Roman Turek
1998-1999 Dominik Hasek Sabres Curtis Joseph
1997-1998 Dominik Hasek Sabres Martin Brodeur
1996-1997 Dominik Hasek Sabres Martin Brodeur
1995-1996 Jim Carey Capitals Chris Osgood
1994-1995 Dominik Hasek Sabres Ed Belfour
1993-1994 Dominik Hasek Sabres John Vanbiesbrouck
1992-1993 Ed Belfour Blackhawks Tom Barrasso
1991-1992 Patrick Roy Canadiens Kirk McLean
1990-1991 Ed Belfour Blackhawks Patrick Roy
1989-1990 Patrick Roy Canadiens Daren Puppa
1988-1989 Patrick Roy Canadiens Michael Vernon
1987-1988 Grant Fuhr Oilers Tom Barrasso
1986-1987 Ron Hextall Flyers Michael Liut
1985-1986 John Vanbiesbrouck Rangers Bob Froese
1984-1985 Pelle Lindbergh Flyers Tom Barrasso
1983-1984 Tom Barrasso Sabres Rejean Lemelin
1982-1983 Pete Peeters Bruins Roland Melanson
1981-1982 Billy Smith Islanders Grant Fuhr
1980-1981 Michel Larocque Maple Leafs
1980-1981 Denis Herron Canadiens Richard St. Croix
1980-1981 Richard Sevigny Canadiens Pete Peeters
1979-1980 Donald Edwards Sabres Gilles Gilbert
1979-1980 Robert Sauve Sabres Gerry Cheevers
1978-1979 Michel Larocque Canadiens Billy Smith
1978-1979 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Glenn Resch
1977-1978 Michel Larocque Canadiens Wayne Stephenson
1977-1978 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Bernie Parent
1976-1977 Michel Larocque Canadiens Billy Smith
1976-1977 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Glenn Resch
1975-1976
1975-1976 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Glenn Resch
1974-1975
1974-1975 Bernie Parent Flyers Rogatien Vachon
1973-1974 Tony Esposito Blackhawks
1973-1974 Bernie Parent Flyers Gilles Gilbert
1972-1973
1972-1973 Kenneth Dryden Canadiens Ed Giacomin
1971-1972 Gary Smith Blackhawks Gump Worsley
1971-1972 Tony Esposito Blackhawks Cesare Maniago
1970-1971 Gilles Villemure Rangers
1970-1971 Ed Giacomin Rangers Tony Esposito
1969-1970
1969-1970 Tony Esposito Blackhawks Jacques Plante
1968-1969 Glenn Hall Blues
1968-1969 Jacques Plante Blues Ed Giacomin
1967-1968 Rogatien Vachon Canadiens Bruce Gamble
1967-1968 Gump Worsley Canadiens Johnny Bower
1966-1967 Denis DeJordy Blackhawks
1966-1967 Glenn Hall Blackhawks Charlie Hodge
1965-1966 Charlie Hodge Canadiens
1965-1966 Gump Worsley Canadiens Glenn Hall
1964-1965 Johnny Bower Maple Leafs
1964-1965 Terry Sawchuk Maple Leafs Roger Crozier
1963-1964 Charlie Hodge Canadiens Glenn Hall
1962-1963
1962-1963 Glenn Hall Blackhawks Johnny Bower
1961-1962 Jacques Plante Canadiens Johnny Bower
1960-1961 Johnny Bower Maple Leafs Glenn Hall
1959-1960 Jacques Plante Canadiens Glenn Hall
1958-1959
1958-1959 Jacques Plante Canadiens Johnny Bower
1957-1958
1957-1958 Jacques Plante Canadiens Gump Worsley
1956-1957 Jacques Plante Canadiens Glenn Hall
1955-1956 Jacques Plante Canadiens Glenn Hall
1954-1955 Terry Sawchuk Red Wings Harry Lumley
1953-1954 Harry Lumley Maple Leafs Terry Sawchuk
1952-1953 Terry Sawchuk Red Wings Gerry McNeil
1951-1952 Terry Sawchuk Red Wings Al Rollins
1950-1951 Al Rollins Maple Leafs Terry Sawchuk
1949-1950 Bill Durnan Canadiens Harry Lumley
1948-1949 Bill Durnan Canadiens Harry Lumley
1947-1948 Turk Broda Maple Leafs Harry Lumley
1946-1947 Bill Durnan Canadiens Turk Broda
1945-1946 Bill Durnan Canadiens Frank Brimsek
1944-1945
1944-1945 Bill Durnan Canadiens Frank McCool
1943-1944 Bill Durnan Canadiens Paul Bibeault
1942-1943 Johnny Mowers Red Wings Turk Broda
1941-1942 Frank Brimsek Bruins Turk Broda
1940-1941
1940-1941 Turk Broda Maple Leafs Frank Brimsek
1939-1940 Dave Kerr Rangers Frank Brimsek
1938-1939 Frank Brimsek Bruins Dave Kerr
1937-1938 Tiny Thompson Bruins Dave Kerr
1936-1937 Normie Smith Red Wings Dave Kerr
1935-1936 Tiny Thompson Bruins Mike Karakas
1934-1935 Lorne Chabot Blackhawks Alec Connell
1933-1934 Charlie Gardiner Blackhawks Wilf Cude
1932-1933 Tiny Thompson Bruins John Ross Roach
1931-1932 Charlie Gardiner Blackhawks Alec Connell
1930-1931 Roy Worters Americans Charlie Gardiner
1929-1930 Tiny Thompson Bruins Charlie Gardiner
1928-1929 George Hainsworth Canadiens Tiny Thompson
1927-1928 George Hainsworth Canadiens Alec Connell
1926-1927 George Hainsworth Canadiens Clint Benedict