First awarded in 1924 - Frank Nighbor was the initial winner, the Hart Trophy is presented annually to the NHL MVP. http://www.hockey-reference.com/awards/hart.html Since 1924 the Hart has been awarded to players from all the positions, for their contributions to non-playoff teams - Al Rollins, championship teams - Bobby Clarke, surging teams - Corey Perry, Offense,defence, versitility, stepping-up when teammates were injured. All these contributing factors combined to make each winner unique. While it may be rather straightforward to justify a winner for a specific season - not the purpose of this thread it is not as easy weighing the various winners from a History of Hockey Perspective.. Hence the second part of the thread title, Perry = Jagr = Bathgate. Three RW, each a winner of one Hart Trophy, different eras, different contributions, different teams. Does each Hart Trophy carry equal weight or value or significance? Does a player winning or not winning multiple Hart Trophies impact on his legacy? Similar comparisons may be made for other players, positions and eras. Contributions welcome.