William M. Jennings Trophy
|Given for||National Hockey League goaltender(s) that have played for the team that allows the fewest goals scored against it.|
|First award||1981–82 NHL season|
|Most recent||Jonathan Quick|
The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual National Hockey League (NHL) award given to "the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it ... based on regular-season play." From 1946 until 1981, the Vezina Trophy had been awarded under that definition, but it was later changed and replaced by the Jennings Trophy. Since its beginnings in 1982, it has been awarded at the end of 32 seasons to 53 different players; mostly in tandems of two goalkeepers. The most recent winner is Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, whom allowed 174 team goals-against in the 2013–14 season.
From 1946 until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the National Hockey League (NHL) team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. However, it was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and was changed to offer the trophy to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the starting goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against.
The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers and a builder of ice hockey in the United States. Normally the minimum number of games a goaltender must play to be eligible for the trophy is 25, but for the lockout shortened 1994–95 season, the required minimum was fourteen games.
Six players have won both the Jennings and Vezina Trophy for the same season: Patrick Roy (1988–89 and 1991–92), Ed Belfour (1990–91 and 1992–93), Dominik Hasek (1993–94 and 2000–01), Martin Brodeur (2002–03, 2003–04), Miikka Kiprusoff (2005–06) and Tim Thomas (2008–09). Roy and Brodeur have won the trophy five times each, the most of any goaltenders. Belfour is second, having won four times. Roy and Brodeur's five wins each for the Montreal Canadiens and New Jersey Devils, respectively, have provided those teams with the most wins in the league. The Chicago Blackhawks have four wins and the Buffalo Sabres have three.
|1981–82||Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley||Montreal Canadiens||223||1|
|1982–83||Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson||New York Islanders||226||1|
|1983–84||Jensen, AlAl Jensen||Washington Capitals||226||1|
|1984–85||Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso||Buffalo Sabres||237||1|
|1985–86||Froese, BobBob Froese||Philadelphia Flyers||241||1|
|1986–87||Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy||Montreal Canadiens||241||1|
|1987–88||Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy||Montreal Canadiens||238||2|
|1988–89||Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy||Montreal Canadiens||218||3|
|1989–90||Moog, AndyAndy Moog||Boston Bruins||232||1|
|1990–91||Belfour, EdEd Belfour||Chicago Blackhawks||211||1|
|1991–92||Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy||Montreal Canadiens||207||4|
|1992–93||Belfour, EdEd Belfour||Chicago Blackhawks||239||2|
|1993–94||Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek||Buffalo Sabres||218||1|
|1994–95[a]||Belfour, EdEd Belfour||Chicago Blackhawks||115||3|
|1995–96||Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood||Detroit Red Wings||181||1|
|1996–97||Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur||New Jersey Devils||182||1|
|1997–98||Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur||New Jersey Devils||166||2|
|1998–99||Belfour, EdEd Belfour||Dallas Stars||168||4|
|1999–2000||Turek, RomanRoman Turek||St. Louis Blues||165||2|
|2000–01||Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek||Buffalo Sabres||184||2|
|2001–02||Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy||Colorado Avalanche||169||5|
|2002–03[b]||Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur||New Jersey Devils||166||3|
|Cechmanek, RomanRoman Cechmanek||Philadelphia Flyers||166||1|
|Esche, RobertRobert Esche||1|
|2003–04||Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur||New Jersey Devils||164||4|
|2005–06||Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff||Calgary Flames||200||1|
|2006–07||Backstrom, NiklasNiklas Backstrom||Minnesota Wild||191||1|
|2007–08||Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek||Detroit Red Wings||184||3|
|2008–09||Thomas, TimTim Thomas||Boston Bruins||196||1|
|2009–10||Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur||New Jersey Devils||191||5|
|2010–11||Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo||Vancouver Canucks||185||1|
|2011–12||Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott||St. Louis Blues||165||1|
|2012–13[d]||Crawford, CoreyCorey Crawford||Chicago Blackhawks||102||1|
|2013–14||Quick, JonathanJonathan Quick||Los Angeles Kings||174||1|
- Season shortened by the 1994–95 NHL lockout
- For the 2002–03 season, there was a tie between Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and Robert Esche and Roman Cechmanek of the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the only time that there has been a tie between players from different teams.
- Not awarded due to the lockout
- Season shortened by the 2012–13 NHL lockout
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