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Vezina Trophy



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

Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joe Cattarinich, former owners of the Montreal Canadiens, presented the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina, outstanding goalkeeper of the Canadiens, who collapsed during an NHL game Nov. 28, 1925, and died of tuberculosis a few months later.

Until the 1981-82 season, the goalkeeper(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season were awarded the Vezina Trophy.


Year

Goaltender

Team

2003

Martin Brodeur

New Jersey Devils

2002

Jose Theodore

Montreal Canadiens

2001

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

2000

Olaf Kolzig

Washington Capitals

1999

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

1998

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

1997

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

1996

Jim Carey

Washington Capitals

1995

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

1994

Dominik Hasek

Buffalo Sabres

1993

Ed Belfour

Chicago Blackhawks

1992

Patrick Roy

Montreal Canadiens

1991

Ed Belfour

Chicago Blackhawks

1990

Patrick Roy

Montreal Canadiens

1989

Patrick Roy

Montreal Canadiens

1988

Grant Fuhr

Edmonton Oilers

1987

Ron Hextall

Philadelphia Flyers

1986

John Vanbiesbrouck

New York Rangers

1985

Pelle Lindbergh

Philadelphia Flyers

1984

Tom Barrasso

Buffalo Sabres

1983

Pete Peeters

Boston Bruins

1982

Billy Smith

New York Islanders

1981

Denis Herron

Michel Larocque
Richard Sevigny

Montreal Canadiens

1980

Don Edwards
Bob Sauve

Buffalo Sabres

1979

Ken Dryden
Michel Larocque

Montreal Canadiens

1978

Ken Dryden
Michel Larocque

Montreal Canadiens

1977

Ken Dryden
Michel Larocque

Montreal Canadiens

1976

Ken Dryden

Montreal Canadiens

1975

Bernie Parent

Philadelphia Flyers

1974

Bernie Parent

Philadelphia Flyers

 

Tony Esposito

Chicago Blackhawks

1973

Ken Dryden

Montreal Canadiens

1972

Tony Esposito
Gary Smith

Chicago Blackhawks

1971

Ed Giacomin
Gilles Villemure

New York Rangers

1970

Tony Esposito

Chicago Blackhawks

1969

Glenn Hall
Jacques Plante

St. Louis Blues

1968

Lorne Worsley
Rogatien Vachon

Montreal Canadiens

1967

Denis DeJordy
Glenn Hall

Chicago Blackhawks

1966

Charlie Hodge
Lorne Worsley

Montreal Canadiens

1965

Johnny Bower
Terry Sawchuk

Toronto Maple Leafs

1964

Charlie Hodge

Montreal Canadiens

1963

Glenn Hall

Chicago Blackhawks

1962

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1961

Johnny Bower

Toronto Maple Leafs

1960

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1959

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1958

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1957

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1956

Jacques Plante

Montreal Canadiens

1955

Terry Sawchuk

Detroit Red Wings

1954

Harry Lumley

Toronto Maple Leafs

1953

Terry Sawchuk

Detroit Red Wings

1952

Terry Sawchuk

Detroit Red Wings

1951

Al Rollins

Toronto Maple Leafs

1950

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1949

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1948

Turk Broda

Toronto Maple Leafs

1947

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1946

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1945

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1944

Bill Durnan

Montreal Canadiens

1943

Johnny Mowers

Detroit Red Wings

1942

Frank Brimsek

Boston Bruins

1941

Turk Broda

Toronto Maple Leafs

1940

Dave Kerr

New York Rangers

1939

Frank Brimsek

Boston Bruins

1938

Tiny Thompson

Boston Bruins

1937

Normie Smith

Detroit Red Wings

1936

Tiny Thompson

Boston Bruins

1935

Lorne Chabot

Chicago Blackhawks

1934

Charlie Gardiner

Chicago Blackhawks

1933

Tiny Thompson

Boston Bruins

1932

Charlie Gardiner

Chicago Blackhawks

1931

Roy Worters

New York Americans

1930

Tiny Thompson

Boston Bruins

1929

George Hainsworth

Montreal Canadiens

1928

George Hainsworth

Montreal Canadiens

1927

George Hainsworth

Montreal Canadiens


Note: awarded to goalie who played a minimum of 25 games for the team that allowed the fewest goals; since 1982, awarded to outstanding goalie.



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