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Trophies

VEZINA SINCE 1927

Vezina Trophy

Top Goalie in the NHL

Since 1927

THE VEZINA TROPHY IS AN ANNUAL AWARD GIVEN TO THE GOALKEEPER ADJUDGED TO BE THE BEST AT THIS POSITION AS VOTED BY THE GENERAL MANAGERS OF ALL NHL CLUBS.

Leo Dandurand, Louis Letourneau, and Joe Cattarinich, former owners of the Montreal Canadiens, presented the trophy to the National Hockey League in 1926-27 in memory of Georges Vezina, outstanding goalkeeper of the Canadiens, who collapsed during an NHL game Nov. 28, 1925, and died of tuberculosis a few months later.
Until the 1981-82 season, the goalkeeper(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season were awarded the Vezina Trophy.