Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs. 1965 Jean Beliveau C Montreal - was rewarded with the very 1st CONN SMYTHE TROPHY as the playoff's premier performer.lead his team to their first Stanley Cup in 5 years, BELIVEAU scored 8 goals & 16 pnts in 13 games 1966 Roger Crozier (G) -Detroit - the acrobatic ROGER CROZIER almost single-handedly thwarting the Canadiens' efforts. In only his 2nd NHL season won 6 playoff games in 65-66, one shutout 2.34 GAA. It was the 1st time that a player not on the Stanley Cup champion would win the CONN SMYTHE 1967 Dave Keon C Toronto- was relentless in his pursuit of the Cup, playing exceptional defensive hockey while adding 3 goals 8 points in 12 games. 1968 Glenn Hall (G) -StLouis- played all 18 playoff games. He won eight, including a shutout victory, and lost 10, but earned a fabulous GAA of 2.43 1969 Serge Savard During the playoffs, SAVARD played 14 games, and showed poise far beyond his 22 years. Besides controlling the play from his blueline spot, SAVARD scored 4 goals and 10 points. 1970 Bobby Orr D -Boston - ORR dominated the playoffs. 14 games, ORR scored nine goals and 20 points from his defence position to lead the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup since 1941. 1971 Ken Dryden (G) Montreal - Montreal won vs the Hawks in 7 games Rookie DRYDEN played all 20 playoff games for Montreal, winning 12 and losing eight. His GAA was 3.00.Note: The next yr he won the calder trophy. 1972 Bobby Orr -BOBBY spearheaded the Bruins attack, collecting 5 goals, and a league best 24 points in 15 games, This was ORR's 2nd SMYTHE award, making him the first player to win the playoff trophy twice. 1973 Yvan Cournoyer F Montreal - the "Roadrunner" exploded in the playoffs, leading the NHL in playoff goals scored with 15, and led the postseason with 25 points in 17 games. 1974 Bernie Parent (G) Philadelphia - winning 12 of his 17 games, including two shutouts,Had a sensational 2.02 GAA. 1975 Bernie Parent (G) Philadelphia - The Flyers played 15 games, won ten, PARENThad 4 shut outs and 1.89 GAA 1976 Reggie Leach RW Philadelphia- leading all scorers in both goals and points with 19 and 24 respectively in the Flyers' 16 games -Montreal won the Stanley Cup 1977 Guy Lafleur RW Montreal- had 26 points and 9 goals in 14 games played. 1978 Larry Robinson D Montreal- Tied for playoff lead with 4 goals &21 points in 15 games. 1979 Bob Gainey C Montreal- played exceptional brilliant two-way playoff hockey a key component of the Montreal dynasty, He scored 16 points in 16 games, 1980 Bryan Trottier C NYI- played 21 games TROTTIER leading all point getters with 12 goals and 29 points as the islanders win their first cup 1981 Butch Goring C NYI-10 goals, including two GWG and 20 points runner up Mike Bossy 17 goals 35 points 1982 Mike Bossy RW NYI- BOSSY led all playoff goal scorers with 17 goals in 19 playoff games and had 27 points. 1983 Billy Smith (G) NYI-In the 17 games SMITH won 13 had 2 shutouts. SMITH's GAA WAS the best in the NHL's postseason a sparkling 2.68, 1984 Mark Messier C Edmonton- MESSIER was a force to be reckoned with. He hit, he battled, he led, he blocked shots, he won faceoffs and he scored timely goals to get Edmonto their first Cup. Scoring 8 goals and tallying 26 points in 19 games. 1985 Wayne Gretzky Edmonton-had 17 goals and a playoff record 47 points. 1986 Patrick Roy (G) Montreal-15 wins in 20 games played. His GAA a skeletal 1.92. ROY's shutout against the Flames in the final was the first time since Harry Lumley in 1945 that a rookie goalkeeper had accomplished that feat. runner up Bryan Skrudland 1987 Ron Hextall (G) Philadelphia-Playing all 26 playoff games for the Flyers, helped his team win 15--two by shutout. His 2.77 GAA -Edmonton won the cup in 7 Games. 1988 Wayne Gretzky C Edmonton- WAYNE scored 12 goals 43 points to lead all playoff scorers scored 13 points in the final series vs boston. 1989 Al MacInnis D Calgary - Throughout the entire playoffs, MacINNIS played with fire scoring 7 goals and a NHL best 31 playoff points 1990 Bill Ranford (G) Edmonton - RANFORD won 16 games, including a shutout, while losing just six. -2.53 GAA 1991 Mario Lemieux C-Pittsburgh- LEMIEUX played in all 23 of the Pittsburgh playoff games, and led all postseason scorers with 16 goals and 44 points 1992 Mario Lemieux C-Pittsburgh -led the playoffs in both scoring and total points. He scored 16 goals and 34 points 1993 Patrick Roy (G) Montreal played sensationally, and helped the Canadiens win 16 of the 20 games played. His GAA was a brilliant 2.13 1994 Brian Leetch D NYR -In 23 games, LEETCH had 11 goals and a NHL high 34 points 1995 Claude Lemieux legitimately earned his reputation as an outstanding playoff performer. LEMIEUX's gritty brand of hockey, paired with capitalizing on opportunities, made him a threat every time he stepped onto the ice. led all playoff performers 13 goals and 16-point in 20 games. 1996 Joe Sakic C Colorado - 18 goals bested all other playoff performers. His 34 points were best in the postseason 1997 Mike Vernon (G) In 20 games, VERNON and the Wings logged 16 victories, including one shutout. With a microscopic GAA 1.76. 1998 Steve Yzerman C Detroit - led his Wings both off and on the ice. Over 22 games, STEVIE Y had 6 goals and 24 points to lead all playoff performers, 1999 Joe Nieuwendyk C- Dallas - led the playoffs in goals scored with 11, 21 points in 23 games. 2000 Scott Stevens D NJ - scored 3 goals and 1 pts in 23 games , but once again, his contributions were apart from the scoring sheet.he made thundering body checks, forcing opponents to think twice about coming in on him and Martin Brodeur. He infuriated the other teams with his defensive acumen. He prodded his own team with competitive zeal. 2001 Patrick Roy (G) Colorado-The CONN SMYTHE TROPHY had been won on two occasions by just five players. Gretzky, Lemieux,Orr, Bernie Parent and ROY.-4 shutouts . Two of those shutouts were in the final against the Dallas Stars. ROY posted a minuscule 1.58 GAA in 23 games runner up joe sakic 2002 Nicklas Lidstrom D -Detroit - The first European-born player to have his named engraved on the SMYTHE -led all defensemen in playoff scoring with 16 points and was a +6 while playing against the opposition's top line on most nights 2003 Jean-Sebastien Giguere (G) Anahiem - the fifth player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP while playing on a non-Stanley Cup winning squad. 15 wins and only six losses while leading all goaltenders with a 1.62 GAA, 659 saves and a .958 save percentage. five shutouts in 21 games, including a shutout streak of 217 minutes, 44 seconds, the fifth longest in NHL history. 2004 Brad Richards RW -Tampa Bay- The Lightning would earn its 1st Cup Richards' playoff-leading 26 points. He also topped all playoff scorers in power play goals (7) and power play points (10) Richards' had 7 GWG- a new NHL record.The Lightning were a perfect 9-0 when Richards' scored.