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Richard TrophyMaurice Richard Trophy

The Maurice Richard Trophy is an annual award given to the National Hockey League's top goal scorer by the NHL Board of Governors.

The winner(s) are determined based on regular-season play.

The Maurice Richard Trophy, officially unveiled on Jan. 24, 1999, was a gift to the NHL from the Montreal Canadiens to honor the first player in League history to score 50 goals in 50 games, 50 goals in a season and 500 in a career.

2015 winner
Alex Ovechkin
alex ovechkin
left wing - wsh
Goals: 53 | Assists: 28 | Pts: 81
Shots: 395 | +/-: +10

 
2015 Winner: Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Ovechkin scored 53 goals to capture his third consecutive and fifth overall Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, adding to the ones he earned in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2012-13 and 2013-14. Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (9), Marcel Dionne (6), Guy Lafleur (6) and Mario Lemieux (6). He also led the League and set a career high/franchise record with 25 power-play goals, while his 11 game-winning goals paced the NHL and matched a personal best. Ovechkin, who finished 2014-15 ahead of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos (43) and New York Rangers forward Rick Nash (42), scored 41 of his 53 goals in the final 55 games of season (0.75 GPG). He posted his 473rd and 474th career goals on April 2 to surpass Peter Bondra (472) as the leading goal-scorer in Capitals history..
Past Recipients
Year Player Team Goals
2015 Alex Ovechkin WASHINGTON CAPITALS 53
2014 ALEX OVECHKIN WASHINGTON CAPITALS 51
2013 alex ovechkin Washington Capitals 32
2012 Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 60
2011 Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks 50
2010 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 51
  Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 51
2009 Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals 56
2008 Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals 65
2007 Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 52
2006 Jonathan Cheechoo San Jose Sharks 56
2004 Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 41
  Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets 41
  Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers 41
2003 Milan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche 50
2002 Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 52
2001 Pavel Bure Florida Panthers 59
2000 Pavel Bure Florida Panthers 58
1999 Teemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 47