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Trophies

HART SINCE 1924

Hart Memorial Trophy

NHL Most Valuable Player

Since 1924

THE HART MEMORIAL TROPHY IS AN ANNUAL AWARD GIVEN TO THE PLAYER JUDGED TO BE THE MOST VALUABLE TO HIS TEAM.

The winner is selected in a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association in all NHL cities at the end of the regular season.
The Hart Memorial Trophy was presented by the National Hockey League in 1960 after the original Hart Trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The original Hart Trophy was donated to the NHL in 1923 by Dr. David A. Hart, father of Cecil Hart, former manager-coach of the Montreal Canadiens.