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The Conn Smythe Trophy is an annual award given "to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs." The winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of the last game in the Stanley Cup Final.

The trophy was presented by Maple Leaf Gardens Limited in 1964 to honor Conn Smythe, the former coach, manager, president and owner-governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The first player to win the trophy was Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens in 1965.

Patrick Roy is the only three-time winner. Five players -- Bobby Orr, Bernie Parent, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby -- have won it twice. Roy was the youngest player to win; he was 20 when he did it with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

Five players have won the trophy as members of the losing team in the Stanley Cup Final: Roger Crozier (1966, Detroit Red Wings), Glenn Hall (1968, St. Louis Blues), Reggie Leach (1976, Philadelphia Flyers), Ron Hextall (1987, Flyers) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2003, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).

 

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Conn Smythe Trophy Winners
  • 2018: Alex Ovechkin , Washington Capitals
  • 2017: Sidney Crosby , Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2016: Sidney Crosby , Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2015: Duncan Keith , Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2014 Justin Williams , Los Angeles Kings
  • 2013: Patrick Kane , Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2012: Jonathan Quick , Los Angeles Kings
  • 2011: Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins
  • 2010: Jonathan Toews , Chicago Blackhawks
  • 2009: Evgeni Malkin , Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 2008: Henrik Zetterberg , Detroit Red Wings
  • 2007: Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
  • 2006: Cam Ward , Carolina Hurricanes
  • 2004: Brad Richards, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • 2003: Jean-Sebastien Giguere*, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
  • 2002: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
  • 2001: Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche
  • 2000: Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils
  • 1999: Joe Nieuwendyk, Dallas Stars
  • 1998: Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings
  • 1997: Mike Vernon, Detroit Red Wings
  • 1996: Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
  • 1995: Claude Lemieux, New Jersey Devils
  • 1994: Brian Leetch, New York Rangers
  • 1993: Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1992: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1991: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1990: Bill Ranford, Edmonton Oilers
  • 1989: Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames
  • 1988: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
  • 1987: Ron Hextall*, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1986: Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1985: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers
  • 1984: Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers
  • 1983: Billy Smith, New York Islanders
  • 1982: Mike Bossy, New York Islanders
  • 1981: Butch Goring, New York Islanders
  • 1980: Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders
  • 1979: Bob Gainey, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1978: Larry Robinson, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1977: Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1976: Reggie Leach*, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1975: Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1974: Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
  • 1973: Yvan Cournoyer, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1972: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
  • 1971: Ken Dryden, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1970: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
  • 1969: Serge Savard, Montreal Canadiens
  • 1968: Glenn Hall*, St. Louis Blues
  • 1967: Dave Keon, Toronto Maple Leafs
  • 1966: Roger Crozier*, Detroit Red Wings
  • 1965: Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens

* Indicates that player was a member of the losing team in the Finals.

 
Fun Facts: 
  • A total of 36 different players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs.
  • The trophy was first awarded in 1965 (Jean Beliveau).
  • Patrick Roy is the only three-time winner of the trophy while four players have won the award twice: Bobby Orr, Bernie Parent, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
  • Five players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy as members of teams that have lost in the Stanley Cup Final: Roger Crozier (1966, Detroit Red Wings), Glenn Hall (1968, St. Louis Blues), Reggie Leach (1976, Philadelphia Flyers), Ron Hextall (1987, Philadelphia Flyers) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (2003, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim).
  • Twenty-year-old Patrick Roy of the 1986 Montreal Canadiens was the youngest player ever to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
  • A total of 36 different players have won the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player to his team in the playoffs.
  • The Conn Smythe Trophy is voted upon by the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) at the conclusion of the final game of the Stanley Cup.
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