NHL awards: History

Updated: June 20, 2012, 9:29 PM ET
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A look at the past winners for the major NHL awards:

Hart Trophy

The Hart Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season.

Art Ross Trophy

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded annually to the player who leads the league in points at the end of the regular season.

Jack Adams Award

The Jack Adams Award is an annual award presented by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association to the NHL coach judged to have contributed the most to his team's success. The winner is selected in a poll among members of the NHL Broadcasters' Association at the end of the regular season.

Calder Memorial Trophy

The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

Norris Trophy

The James Norris Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the defensive player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability in the position. The winner is selected in a poll of the PHWA at the end of the regular season.

Ted Lindsay Award

Formally known as the Lester B. Pearson Award, the Ted Lindsay Award is an annual award presented to the National Hockey League's outstanding player as selected by the members of the NHL Players' Association.

Frank J. Selke Trophy

The Frank J. Selke Trophy is an annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game. The winner is selected in a poll of the PHWA at the end of the regular season.

Maurice Richard Trophy

The Maurice Richard Trophy is awarded annually to the player with the most goals at the end of the regular season.

Vezina Trophy

The Vezina Trophy is an annual award given to the goalkeeper judged to be the best at this position as voted by the general managers of all NHL clubs.

King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the end of the regular season.

Bill Masterton Memorial Award

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.

William H. Jennings Trophy

The William H. Jennings Trophy is awarded annually to the goaltender who has the lowest goals-against average at the end of the regular season after playing a minimum of 25 games.

Conn Smythe Trophy

The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable players in the Stanley Cup playoffs.