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Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy



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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 hockey game.


Year

Player

Team

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 Blackhawks

1969

Ted Hampson

Oakland Seals

1968

Claude Provost

Montreal Canadiens

 



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