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Art Ross Trophy Winners By Year Since 2000

By Puck Path Team / 27 August 2023 01:31 PM

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Art Ross Trophy winners by year are Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, and more. McDavid has won the award five times.

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded yearly to the player who accumulates the highest number of points during the regular season. These points are earned by combining goals and assists, demonstrating a player's ability to score and create opportunities for their team members.

The award is named after the late Canadian ice hockey player Art Ross. He was widely regarded as one of the very best defencemen of his era.

Points are awarded for both purposes and assists, so the winner of this award is typically a player who is not only an excellent goal scorer but also a skilled playmaker.

Some of the greatest ice hockey players, such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Gordie Howe have won this coveted award in their careers.

Winning this trophy signifies the highest level of excellence and achievement in the sport, and it is a testament to the skill, dedication, and hard work of the players who have earned it.

NHl Points Leaders By Year

Connor McDavid2023, 2022, 2021, 2018, 2017
Leon Draisaitl2020
Nikita Kucherov2019
Patrick Kane2016
Jamie Benn2015
Sidney Crosby2014, 2007
Martin St. Louis2013, 2004
Evgeni Malkin2012, 2009
Daniel Sedin2011
Henrik Sedin2010
Alex Ovechkin2008
Joe Thornton2006
Peter Forsberg2003
Jarome Iginla2002
Jaromir Jagr2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995

Connor McDavid

Edmonton Oilers captain McDavid recently claimed the Art Ross Trophy for the 5th time after recording the most points in NHL season 2022/23.

Connor registered 153 points last season with 64 goals and 89 assists in 82 games, 24 points more than fellow Oilers teammate Leon Draisaitl.

The prominent ice hockey center finished the season as the leading point scorer for the third consecutive season, having secured the award with 123 points in the 2021-22 season and 105 points in the 2020-21 season.

McDavid first won the Art Ross Trophy in the 2016-17 NHL season with 100 points and clinched it again in the following season with 108 points.

Leon Draisaitl

Leon Draisaitl registered 110 points in the 2019-20 season to win the Art Ross Trophy. The ice hockey center scored 43 goals and 67 assists.

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Draisaitl became only the third Oilers player to claim this coveted honor. The German international has been with the franchise since 2014.

Teammate McDavid finished second in the race to the leading point scorers, followed by David Pastrnak, Artemi Panrin, and Nathan MacKinnon.

Nikita Kucherov

Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Art Ross Trophy after leading the NHL in points during the 2018-19 regular season with 128.

This remarkable accomplishment was the highest single-season point total for a Russian-born player and also the highest in the NHL till that time.

Kucherov's brilliance continued as he achieved a career-best of 41 goals. His achievement adds him to the list of Lightning players who have won the Art Ross Trophy, following in the footsteps of Martin St. Louis.

Patrick Kane

With 106 points, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane earned the 2016 Art Ross Trophy becoming the first player born in the United States to do so. 

Throughout the season, Kane reached a career-high in goals and assists and set a franchise record with an incredible 26-game point run that made a lasting impact.

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Patrick triumphed over the likes of Jamie Benn, Sidney Crosby, Joe Thronton, and Erik Karlsson. Benn finished second with way below 89 points.

Kane's achievement also bolstered the Blackhawks' Art Ross Trophy collection to an impressive nine wins, putting them on par with Montreal and trailing only Pittsburgh in the NHL history books.

Jamie Benn

The Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn earned his first Art Ross Trophy by leading the 2014-15 season scoring 87 points, one more than John Tavares. 

Benn won the championship with a four-point game that included a goal and an assist in the closing min season's closing-minute performance, which pushed him out of first place by a single point over John Tavares.

The crowning glory of this prestigious title came through a compelling four-point exhibition by Benn, where he not only scored a goal but also contributed an assist during the crucial final moments of the season.

Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby led the scoring chart in the 2013-14 season in terms of points and assists. Crosby registered 104 points to win the Art Ross Trophy.

Ryan Getzlaf secured second place with 87 points, followed by Claude Giroux with 86 points, Tyler Seguin with 84 points and Corey Perry with 82.

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It was the second time Crosby has won this award, having previously clinched it in the 2006-07 regular season with 120 points. The Penguins have had 15 Art Ross Trophy winners in the past 26 years.

Martin St. Louis

Martin St. Louis, the current head coach of the Montreal Canadiens won his career second Art Ross Trophy in the 2012-13 regular season.

St. Louis beat the likes of Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Patrick Kane to the trophy. He also led the season in total assists.

Despite not making the playoffs in 2012-13, it's an impressive feat for the 37-year-old right wing. St. Louis was the best in the league, with Crosby injured that year. 

Furthermore, Martin previously won the Art Ross Trophy in a memorable 2003-04 season, along with the Hart Memorial Trophy and Stanley Cup.

Evgeni Malkin

Evgeni Malkin secured a trio of accolades at the 2012 NHL Awards Show: the Hart Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, and the Art Ross Trophy.

This exceptional achievement places the Russian center among a distinguished group of nine NHL players who have attained this triumvirate.

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Malkin's outstanding performance saw him lead the league with 109 points over 75 games, further cementing his legacy as the fourth player in the Penguins' history to claim the esteemed Hart Trophy.

In a stunning display of prowess, Malkin secured his second Art Ross Trophy, prevailing over Steven Stamkos by a 12-point margin in the scoring race. This triumph adds to Malkin's first scoring title in the 2008-09 season.

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