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Malkin Claims NHL Scoring Title

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer – giving the Penguins 13 NHL scoring titles in the past 21 seasons, an unprecedented streak of dominance in league history.


Four players have combined for the Penguins’ 13 titles – Mario Lemieux (six), Jaromir Jagr (five), Sidney Crosby (one) and now Malkin (one).

The 13 Art Ross Trophies are the most by any team since the Trophy’s inception in 1948 -- an achievement made more impressive by the fact that the Penguins weren’t even in the league for the first 20 years of the competition. The Penguins entered the NHL in the expansion of 1967. Montreal is second overall with nine Art Ross Trophies since 1948.

Malkin, 22, won the 2008-09 scoring title with 113 points. Crosby, 21, finished third with 103.

Last season’s champion, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, was second with 110.

The NHL has crowned an individual scoring champion since 1918 but did not start awarding the Art Ross Trophy until 30 years later. Montreal is the all-time leader with 16 scoring titles. The Penguins are second with 13, followed by Boston and Chicago with 11 each.


NHL scoring champions over the previous 21 seasons

Pittsburgh – 13
Los Angeles – 3
Calgary – 1
Colorado – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington – 1


NHL scoring champions since the 1967-68 expansion (41 total)

Pittsburgh – 13
Boston – 7
Edmonton – 7
Los Angeles – 4
Montreal – 3
Calgary -1
Chicago – 1
Colorado – 1
NY Islanders – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington -1


All-Time Art Ross Trophy winners (since 1948 – 61 total)

(Please note that the Penguins were not in the league for the first 20 years that the Trophy was awarded)

Pittsburgh – 13
Montreal – 9
Chicago – 8
Boston – 7
Detroit – 7
Edmonton – 7
Los Angeles – 4
Calgary – 1
Colorado – 1
NY Islanders – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington - 1
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