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Trophies

PLUS/MINUS SINCE 1983

NHL Plus/Minus Award

Player who leads the league in plus/minus statistics

Since 1983

AN ANNUAL AWARD "TO THE PLAYER, HAVING PLAYED A MINIMUM OF 60 GAMES (34 GAMES IN 1994-95), WHO LEADS THE LEAGUE IN PLUS/MINUS STATISTICS" AT THE END OF THE REGULAR SEASON.

The award was presented to the NHL in 1989-90 by Bud Ice to recognize the league leader in plus-minus statistics.

Plus-minus statistics are calculated by giving a players a "plus" when on-ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by his team. He receives a "minus" when on-ice for an even strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing team. A plus-minus award has been presented annually since the 1982-83 season.

The trophy has been sponsored by a number of different companies over the years. The sponsoring companies have included Emery Worldwide (Emery Edge Trophy), Alka-Seltzer (Alka-Seltzer Trophy) and Anheuser-Busch Inc (Bud Ice Trophy, Bud Light Trophy).