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Malkin Gives Penguins 14th NHL Scoring Title in 24 Seasons

Sunday, 04.08.2012 / 6:00 AM / News
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Malkin Gives Penguins 14th NHL Scoring Title in 24 Seasons
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Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer – giving the Penguins 14 NHL scoring titles in the past 24 seasons, an unprecedented streak of dominance in league history

Four players have combined for the Penguins’ 14 titles – Mario Lemieux (six), Jaromir Jagr (five), Malkin (two) and Sidney Crosby (one).

The 14 Art Ross Trophies are the most by any team since the Trophy’s inception in 1948 – an achievement made more impressive by the fact that the Penguins weren’t even in the league for the first 20 years of the competition. The Penguins entered the NHL in the expansion of 1967. Montreal is second overall with nine Art Ross Trophies since 1948.

Malkin, 25, won the 2011-12 scoring title with 109 points. He previously led the league in scoring in 2008-09 with 113 points.

Lemieux won in 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997. Jagr won in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Crosby won in 2007.

The NHL has crowned an individual scoring champion since 1918 but did not start awarding the Art Ross Trophy until 30 years later. Montreal (with a 50-year head start) is the all-time leader with 16 scoring titles. The Penguins are second with 14, followed by Boston and Chicago with 11 each.

NHL Scoring champions over the previous 24 seasons

Pittsburgh – 14
Los Angeles – 3
Vancouver – 2
Calgary – 1
Colorado – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington – 1

NHL scoring champions since the 1967-68 expansion (44 total)

Pittsburgh – 14
Boston – 7
Edmonton – 7
Los Angeles – 4
Montreal – 3
Vancouver – 2
Calgary – 1
Chicago -- 1
Colorado – 1
NY Islanders – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington – 1

All-Time Art Ross Trophy winners (since 1948 – 64 total)

(Please note that the Penguins were not in the league for the first 20 years that the Trophy was awarded)

Pittsburgh – 14
Montreal – 9
Chicago – 8
Boston – 7
Detroit – 7
Edmonton – 7
Los Angeles – 4
Vancouver – 2
Calgary – 1
Colorado – 1
NY Islanders – 1
San Jose – 1
Tampa Bay – 1
Washington – 1

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