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Conn Smythe Trophy
Most Valuable Player in Playoffs

An annual award "to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs." Winner is selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of the final game in the Stanley Cup Finals.

History: 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.

Year Winner Team
2013 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
2016 Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
2015 Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks
2014 Justin Williams Los Angeles
2013 Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks
2012 Jonathan Quick Los Angeles
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
2006 Cam Ward Carolina
2005 -- --
2004 Brad Richards Tampa Bay
2003 J-S Giguere* Mighty Ducks
2002 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit
2001 Patrick Roy Colorado
2000 Scott Stevens New Jersey
1999 Joe Nieuwendyk Dallas
1998 Steve Yzerman Detroit
1997 Mike Vernon Detroit
1996 Joe Sakic Colorado
1995 Claude Lemieux New Jersey
1994 Brian Leetch NY Rangers
1993 Patrick Roy Montreal
1992 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh
1991 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh
1990 Bill Ranford Edmonton
Year Winner Team
1989 Al MacInnis Calgary
1988 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton
1987 Ron Hextall Philadelphia
1986 Patrick Roy Montreal
1985 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton
1984 Mark Messier Edmonton
1983 Billy Smith NY Islanders
1982 Mike Bossy NY Islanders
1981 Butch Goring NY Islanders
1980 Bryan Trottier NY Islanders
1979 Bob Gainey Montreal
1978 Larry Robinson Montreal
1977 Guy Lafleur Montreal
1976 Reggie Leach Philadelphia
1975 Bernie Parent Philadelphia
1974 Bernie Parent Philadelphia
1973 Yvan Cournoyer Montreal
1972 Bobby Orr Boston
1971 Ken Dryden Montreal
1970 Bobby Orr Boston
1969 Serge Savard Montreal
1968 Glenn Hall* St. Louis
1967 Dave Keon Toronto
1966 Roger Crozier* Detroit
1965 Jean Beliveau Montreal
* indicates that the player was a member of the losing team in the finals