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Conn Smythe Trophy

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The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs. The winner is chosen by the vote of members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and is not necessarily a member of the Cup-winning team. The vote is conducted during the 2nd period of an elimination game in the Stanley Cup Finals. If the finals is not over in the game, the votes will be discarded and the procedures will be repeated until a Stanley Cup winner is decided. The trophy is handed out prior to the presentation of the Stanley Cup by the commissioner, not during the NHL Awards the following week.

The trophy was named for the late Conn Smythe (1895-1980), a Hockey Hall of Fame builder and owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The first ever trophy was won by Jean Beliveau of the Montreal Canadiens for his performance in the 1965 Stanley Cup playoffs. Since then, Patrick Roy has won it 3 times, more than any other player in history and Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr, and Bernie Parent have each won it twice.

Conn Smythe Trophy winners

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2001: Patrick Roy accepts his third award
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1988: Gretzky poses with his second Smythe trophy and the Stanley Cup.

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