The BILL MASTERTON MEMORIAL TROPHY is an annual award under the trusteeship of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. The winner is selected in a poll of all chapters of the PHWA at the end of the regular season. A grant from the PHWA is awarded annually to the Bill Masterton Scholarship Fund, based in Bloomington, MN, in the name of the Masterton Trophy winner. The trophy was presented by the NHL Writers' Association in 1968 to commemorate the late William Masterton, a player of the Minnesota North Stars, who exhibited to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
1968 Claude Provost Montreal Canadiens 1969 Ted Hampson Oakland Seals 1970 Pit Martin Chicago Blackhawks 1971 Jean Ratelle New York Rangers 1972 Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers 1973 Lowell MacDonald Pittsburgh Penguins 1974 Henri Richard Montreal Canadiens 1975 Don Luce Buffalo Sabres 1976 Rod Gilbert New York Rangers 1977 Ed Westfall New York Islanders 1978 Butch Goring Los Angeles Kings 1979 Serge Savard Montreal Canadiens 1980 Al MacAdam Minnesota North Stars 1981 Blake Dunlop St.Louis Blues 1982 Glenn Resch Colorado Rockies 1983 Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames 1984 Brad Park Detroit Red Wings 1985 Anders Hedberg New York Rangers 1986 Charlie Simmer Boston Bruins 1987 Doug Jarvis Hartford Whalers 1988 Bob Bourne Los Angeles Kings 1989 Tim Kerr Philadelphia Flyers 1990 Gord Kluzak Boston Bruins 1991 Dave Taylor Los Angeles Kings 1992 Mark Fitzpatrick New York Islanders 1993 Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 1994 Cam Neely Boston Bruins 1995 Pat LaFontaine Buffalo Sabres 1996 Gary Roberts Calgary Flames 1997 Tony Granato San Jose Sharks 1998 Jamie McLennan St. Louis Blues 1999 John Cullen Tampa Bay Lightning
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