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NHL Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy Winners

Player best exemplifying perseverance, sportsmanship since 1968

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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 game.

It was first awarded following the 1967-68 regular season. Players from the Montreal Candiens have won five times, while the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins have won four.

 

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Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy Winners
  • 2017: Craig Anderson , Ottawa Senators
  • 2016: Jaromir Jagr , Florida Panthers
  • 2015: Devan Dubnyk , Minnesota Wild
  • 2014: Dominic Moore , New York Rangers
  • 2013: Josh Harding, Minnesota Wild
  • 2012: Max Pacioretty , Montreal Canadiens
  • 2011: Ian Laperriere, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 2010: Jose Theodore, Washington Capitals
  • 2009: Steve Sullivan, Nashville Predators
  • 2008: Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 2007: Phil Kessel , Boston Bruins
  • 2006: Teemu Selanne, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 2004: Bryan Berard, Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2003:: Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings
  • 2002: Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
  • 2001: Adam Graves, New York Rangers
  • 2000: Ken Daneyko, New Jersey Devils
  • 1999: John Cullen, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 1998: Jamie McLennan, St. Louis Blues
  • 1997: Tony Granato, San Jose Sharks
  • 1996: Gary Roberts, Calgary Flames
  • 1995: Pat LaFontaine, Buffalo Sabres
  • 1994: Cam Neely, Boston Bruins
  • 1993: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1992: Mark Fitzpatrick, New York Islanders
  • 1991: Dave Taylor, Los Angeles Kings
  • 1990: Gord Kluzak, Boston Bruins
  • 1989: Tim Kerr, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1988: Bob Bourne, Los Angeles Kings
  • 1987: Doug Jarvis, Hartford Whalers
  • 1986: Charlie Simmer, Boston Bruins
  • 1985: Anders Hedberg, New York Rangers
  • 1984: Brad Park, Detroit Red Wings
  • 1983: Lanny McDonald, Calgary Flames
  • 1982: Glenn Resch, Colorado Rockies
  • 1981: Blake Dunlop, St. Louis Blues
  • 1980: Al MacAdam, Minnesota North Stars
  • 1979: Serge Savard, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1978: Butch Goring, Los Angeles Kings
  • 1977: Ed Westfall, New York Islanders
  • 1976: Rod Gilbert, New York Rangers
  • 1975: Don Luce, Buffalo Sabres
  • 1974: Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1973: Lowell MacDonald, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1972: Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1971: Jean Ratelle, New York Rangers
  • 1970: Pit Martin, Chicago Black Hawks
  • 1969: Ted Hampson, Oakland Seals
  • 1968: Claude Provost, Montreal Canadiens
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