End to End’s Top 10 Hart Winners of the Last Decade

by Andrew Flegar @ajflegs – Tomas Vessio, @TomasVessio15 – Joseph Caruso, @joe_caruso9

Since the NHL season is still on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the boys of End to End decided to take the time to rank and discuss each Hart Trophy winning season from the last decade.

10. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks (2010-11)

GP: 82 G: 50 A: 48 PTS: 98

The Ducks winger took home the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Rocket this season racking up 50 genos. The Ducks finished 4th in their conference with major help from forward Corey Perry getting the goals withTeemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf setting him up. Perry was also the first Hart winner since Bobby Clarke in 1975-76 to rack up over 100 penalty minutes in the process of winning the award. 

9. Henrik Sedin (2009-10)

GP: 82 G: 29 A: 83 PTS: 112

Henrik Sedin led the league this season in assists (83) and points (112) en route to his Hart Trophy win. A dominant force for the Canucks all season long, Sedin finished with 14 more assists than the second place guy in the apples category. The Canucks also finished 3rd in conference because of the effort from Hank. 

8. Sidney Crosby (2013-14)

GP: 80 G: 36 A: 68 PTS: 104 

Despite Sidney Crosby missing countless games in seasons prior to the 2013-14 season due to head injuries and effects of concussions, he put up a monster year for the Penguins. Crosby finished with 17 more points than the second player in points. 

7. Alexander Ovechkin (2012-13)

GP: 48 G: 32 A: 24 PTS: 56 

In a Shortened season Ovechkin had a bounce back season with his team, the Washington Capitals. If the season was 82 games long he would have been on pace for 55 goals and 96 points which is insane. Ovechkin also took home his third Rocket Richard trophy in the process. 

6. Evgeni Malkin (2011-12)

GP: 75 G: 50 A: 59 PTS: 109

Evgeni Malkin managed to win the Hart and lead the league in points without even playing a full season (75 GP). Malkin was the only player to break 100 points this season as he also scored 50 goals. Malkin was busy after the award ceremony as he collected Hart, Art Ross, Pearson and made the first All-Star Team. 

5. Taylor Hall (2017-18)

GP: 76 G: 39 A: 54 PTS: 93 

The New Jersey Devils finished in the second wild card spot and eighth in their division because of number 9. He absolutely went all out this year to make his playoff debut. Hall carried his team through thick and thin that season and was recognized as the MVP of the season. This was the fewest points by a Hart Trophy winner since 2000. 

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JOE’S RANKINGS 

10. Corey Perry (2010-11)

9. Sidney Crosby (2013-14)

8. Henrik Sedin (2009-10)

7. Alex Ovechkin (2012-13)

6. Evgeni Malkin (2011-12)

5. Taylor Hall (2017-18)

4. 3. 2. 1. LISTEN TO END TO END TO FIND OUT!

TOMAS’ RANKINGS:

10. Corey Perry (2010-11)

9. Henrik Sedin (2009-10)

8. Sidney Crosby (2013-14)

7. Alex Ovechkin (2012-13)

6. Evgeni Malkin (2011-12)

5. Taylor Hall (2017-18)

4. 3. 2. 1. LISTEN TO END TO END TO FIND OUT!

ANDREW’S RANKINGS:

10. Corey Perry (2010-11)

9. Henrik Sedin (2009-10)

8. Taylor Hall (2017-18)

7. Sidney Crosby (2013-14)

6. Alex Ovechkin (2012-13)

5. Evgeni Malkin (2011-12)

4. 3. 2. 1. LISTEN TO END TO END TO FIND OUT!