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The Conn Smythe Trophy is a trophy in the National Hockey League awarded to the most valuable player in the playoffs each year. It was first awarded in 1965. Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy has won it three times, more than any other player.

Normally the trophy goes to a player of the Stanley Cup champion. Sometimes it goes to someone on the losing team. Trophy winners on losing teams are marked with as asterisk (*) in the list below.

Winners

Patrick Roy 1999
Patrick Roy, the only three-time winner and, as of 2017, the only player in NHL history to win the award with more than one team.
Bernie Parent
Bernie Parent, two-time winner and the first player to win the award in consecutive years.
Mario Lemieux 2001
Mario Lemieux, two-time winner and the second player to win the award in consecutive years.
Alex Ovechkin 2018-05-21
Alexander Ovechkin, one-time winner and the 2018 trophy winner.
Positions key
C Centre
LW Left Wing
D Defence
RW Right Wing
G Goaltender
     Player is still active in the NHL
     Player was a member of the defeated team in the Stanley Cup Finals
Conn Smythe Trophy winners
Year Winner Team Position Win # Team win #
1965 Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens C 1 1
1966 Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier Detroit Red Wings G 1 1
1967 Keon, DaveDave Keon Toronto Maple Leafs C 1 1
1968 Hall, GlennGlenn Hall St. Louis Blues G 1 1
1969 Savard, SergeSerge Savard Montreal Canadiens D 1 2
1970 Orr, BobbyBobby Orr Boston Bruins D 1 1
1971 Dryden, KenKen Dryden Montreal Canadiens G 1 3
1972 Orr, BobbyBobby Orr Boston Bruins D 2 2
1973 Cournoyer, YvanYvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens RW 1 4
1974 Parent, BernieBernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers G 1 1
1975 Parent, BernieBernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers G 2 2
1976 Leach, ReggieReggie Leach Philadelphia Flyers RW 1 3
1977 Lafleur, GuyGuy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens RW 1 5
1978 Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson Montreal Canadiens D 1 6
1979 Gainey, BobBob Gainey Montreal Canadiens LW 1 7
1980 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier New York Islanders C 1 1
1981 Goring, ButchButch Goring New York Islanders C 1 2
1982 Bossy, MikeMike Bossy New York Islanders RW 1 3
1983 Smith, BillyBilly Smith New York Islanders G 1 4
1984 Messier, MarkMark Messier Edmonton Oilers C 1 1
1985 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 1 2
1986 Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy Montreal Canadiens G 1 8
1987 Hextall, RonRon Hextall Philadelphia Flyers G 1 4
1988 Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers C 2 3
1989 MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis Calgary Flames D 1 1
1990 Ranford, BillBill Ranford Edmonton Oilers G 1 4
1991 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 1 1
1992 Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins C 2 2
1993 Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy Montreal Canadiens G 2 9
1994 Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch New York Rangers D 1 1
1995 Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux New Jersey Devils RW 1 1
1996 Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic Colorado Avalanche C 1 1
1997 Vernon, MikeMike Vernon Detroit Red Wings G 1 2
1998 Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings C 1 3
1999 Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk Dallas Stars C 1 1
2000 Stevens, ScottScott Stevens New Jersey Devils D 1 2
2001 Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy Colorado Avalanche G 3 2
2002 Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings D 1 4
2003 Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere Anaheim, Mighty Ducks ofMighty Ducks of Anaheim G 1 1
2004 Richards, BradBrad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning C 1 1
2005
2006 Ward, CamCam Ward Carolina Hurricanes G 1 1
2007 Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer Anaheim Ducks D 1 2
2008 Zetterberg, HenrikHenrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings C 1 5
2009 Malkin, EvgeniEvgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins C 1 3
2010 Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks C 1 1
2011 Thomas, TimTim Thomas Boston Bruins G 1 3
2012 Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings G 1 1
2013 Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks RW 1 2
2014 Williams, JustinJustin Williams Los Angeles Kings RW 1 2
2015 Keith, DuncanDuncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks D 1 3
2016 Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C 1 4
2017 Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins C 2 5
2018 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals LW 1 1
2019 O'Reilly, RyanRyan O'Reilly St. Louis Blues C 1 2

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