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Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
Hhof maurice richard.jpg
Sport Ice hockey
Given for National Hockey League's top goal scorer
History
First award 1998–99 NHL season
Most wins Alexander Ovechkin (8)
Most recent Alexander Ovechkin
Washington Capitals

The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, sometimes known as the Maurice Richard Trophy is a trophy in the National Hockey League awarded to the leading goal scorer each year. It was first awarded in 1998. The trophy is named after hockey legend, Maurice "Rocket" Richard. The current holder of the trophy is Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

Winners

Alexander Ovechkin 1 2016-03-01
Alexander Ovechkin, eight-time winner
Pavel Bure in Canucks uniform
Pavel Bure, two-time winner
Jarome Iginla. 2008
Jarome Iginla, two-time winner
Steve Stamkos - Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos, two-time winner
Key
  • (#) Wins including leading goal scorers prior to the trophy's formal introduction
  • * Season shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout

     Player is still active      Eligible player not yet elected to Hockey Hall of Fame      Inactive player not yet eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame

Season Winner Team Goals Games #
1998–99 Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 47 75 1 (3)
1999–2000 Bure, PavelPavel Bure Florida Panthers 58 74 1 (2)
2000–01 Bure, PavelPavel Bure Florida Panthers 59 82 2 (3)
2001–02 Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames 52 82 1
2002–03 Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk Colorado Avalanche 50 82 1
2003–04 Nash, RickRick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets 41 80 1
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers 41 81 1
Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames 41 81 2
2004–05 No winner was named due to the lockout.
2005–06 Cheechoo, JonathanJonathan Cheechoo San Jose Sharks 56 82 1
2006–07 Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 52 82 1
2007–08 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 65 82 1
2008–09 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 56 79 2
2009–10 Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 51 81 1
Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 51 82 1
2010–11 Perry, CoreyCorey Perry Anaheim Ducks 50 82 1
2011–12 Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 60 82 2
2012–13| Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 32 48 3
2013–14 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 51 78 4
2014–15 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 53 81 5
2015–16 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 50 79 6
2016–17 Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 44 75 2
2017–18 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 49 82 7
2018–19 Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 51 81 8

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