Art Ross Winners

The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the NHL’s leading point scorer at the end of every season. It’s not one of those awards that requires subjective voting – it’s pretty straight forward: most points equals trophy winner.

Art Ross was a a former NHL head coach and general manager who donated the trophy to the league in time to reward the 1947-48 scoring champion, according to Wikipedia. 

Not surprisingly, you’ve probably heard of most of the players who have won the Art Ross – especially the winners from the post-expansion era.

Bobby Orr is the only defenceman to lead the NHL in scoring since the inception of the Art Ross.

An interesting thing about Art Ross winners: if you’ve won the Art Ross once, there’s a good chance you’ll win it again. Twenty-seven different players have become Art Ross winners over the last sixty-six years, and in that time, thirteen out of twenty-seven scoring champs have led the league in points more than once.

The Art Ross winners who have won the trophy more than once have combined to win the award 54 times in 65 seasons.

Wayne Gretzky leads all Art Ross winners in total scoring championships with ten.

Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe have won the Art Ross six times apiece, which is second most in NHL history.

Jaromir Jagr and Phil Esposito are both five time Art Ross winners.

Since 2003, eight different players have won the Art Ross, which is the most diverse span of winners in the history of the trophy. From 2002, dating all the way back to 1981, there were only three Art Ross winners over a twenty-one-year span: Wayne Gretzky (10), Mario Lemieux (6) and Jaromir Jagr (5).

Art Ross winning teams:

Pittsburgh Penguins: 14

Montreal Canadiens: 9

Chicago Blackhawks: 8

Boston Bruins: 7

Detroit Red Wings: 7

Edmonton Oilers: 7

Los Angeles Kings: 4

Tampa Bay Lightning: 2

Vancouver Canucks: 2

New York Islanders: 1

Calgary Flames: 1

Colorado Avalanche: 1

San Jose Sharks: 1

Washington Capitals: 1

Art Ross Winners:

1947-48: Elmer Lach of the Montreal Canadiens with 61 points.

1948-49: Roy Conacher of the Chicago Blackhawks with 68 points.

1949-50: Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings with 78 points.

1950-51: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 86 points.

1951-52: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 86 points.

1952-53: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 95 points.

1953-54: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 81 points.

1954-55: Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens with 75 points.

1955-56: Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens with 88 points.

1956-57: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 89 points.

1957-58: Dicke Moore of the Montreal Canadiens with 84 points.

1958-59: Dickie Moore of the Montreal Canadiens with 96 points.

1959-60: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks with 81 points.

1960-61: Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion of the Montreal Canadiens with 95 points.

1961-62: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks with 84 points.

1962-63: Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings with 86 points.

1963-64: Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks with 89 points.

1964-65: Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks with 87 points.

1965-66: Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks with 97 points.

1966-67: Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks with 97 points.

1967-68: Stan Mikita of the Chicago Blackhawks with 87 points.

1968-69: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins with 126 points.

1969-70: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins with 120 points.

1970-71: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins with 152 points.

1971-72: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins with 133 points.

1972-73: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins with 130 points.

1973-74: Phil Esposito of the Boston Bruins with 145 points.

1974-75: Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins with 135 points.

1975-76: Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens with 125 points.

1976-77: Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens with 136 points.

1977-78: Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens with 132 points.

1978-79: Bryan Trottier of the New York Islanders with 134 points.

1979-80: Marcel Dionne of the Los Angeles Kings with 137 points.

1980-81: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 164 points.

1981-82: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 212 points.

1982-83: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 196 points.

1983-84: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 205 points.

1984-85: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 208 points.

1985-86: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 215 points.

1986-87: Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers with 183 points.

1987-88: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 168 points.

1988-89: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 199 points.

1989-90: Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings with 142 points.

1990-91: Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings with 163.

1991-92: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 131 points.

1992-93: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 160 points.

1993-94: Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings with 130 points.

1994-95: Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 70 points in a lockout shortened 48 game season.

1995-96: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 161 points.

1996-97: Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 122 points.

1997-98: Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 102 points.

1998-99: Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 127 points.

1999-00: Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 96 points.

2000-01: Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 121 points.

2001-02: Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames with 96 points.

2002-03: Peter Forsberg of the Colorado Avalanche with 106 points.

2003-04: Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning with 94 points.

2004-05: NHL Lockout – Full Season Cancelled.

2005-06: Joe Thornton of the Boston Bruins and San Jose Sharks with 125 points.

2006-07: Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 120 points.

2007-08: Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals with 112 points.

2008-09: Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 113 points.

2009-10: Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks with 112 points.

2010-11: Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks with 104 points.

2011-12: Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins with 109 points.

2012-13: Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning with 60 points in 48 game lockout shortened season.