Who has won the Conn Smythe Trophy? List of every winner of the Stanley Cup playoffs MVP

The NHL postseason is quickly approaching, and before we know it a team will be hoisting the Stanley Cup as Stanley Cup champions. 

But that's not the only hardware handed out in the postseason. The Conn Smythe Trophy is also awarded after the postseason concludes, given to the playoff MVP. 

Last year's winner was Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Lightning after his exceptional play in goal helped Tampa Bay to repeat as Cup champions. 

As you can imagine, there have been a number of hockey legends who have been honored with the trophy, such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr. But there have also been some players who aren't as known who got hot during the postseason and helped their team to the top of the NHL's mountain. 

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Who has won the most Conn Smythes? 

There have been five players to win the Conn Smythe multiple times, but only one player has earned it three times. 

Patrick Roy is the only player to own three Conn Smythes. He won it twice with the Canadiens during their wins in 1986 and 1993 and once with the Avalanche. 

Only three players have won playoff MVP in back-to-back years. Bernie Parent did it in 1974 and 1975 with the Flyers, Mario Lemieux accomplished the feat in 1991 and 1992 with the Penguins, and most recently Sidney Crosby did it in 2016 and 2017 with the Penguins. 

PLAYER CONN SMYTHESYEARS
Patrick Roy31986, 1993, 2001
Bobby Orr21970, 1972
Bernie Parent21974, 1975
Wayne Gretzky21985, 1988
Sidney Crosby22016, 2017

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Who has won the Conn Smythe in the past?

A number of the NHL legends have a Conn Smythe to their name. 

The trophy has been handed out every year since it became an award in 1965, except for 2004-05 when the NHL had its season canceled because of a lockout. 

The award is not always guaranteed to go to a player on the winning team. There have been five times in its history that the honor has gone to a player on the losing club. 

PLAYERTEAMYEAR
Andrei VasilevskiyTampa Bay Lightning2021
Victor HedmanTampa Bay Lightning2020
Ryan O'ReillySt. Louis Blues2019
Alex OvechkinWashington Capitals2018
Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins2017
Sidney CrosbyPittsburgh Penguins2016
Duncan KeithChicago Blackhawks2015
Justin WilliamsLos Angeles Kings2014
Patrick KaneChicago Blackhawks2013
Jonathan QuickLos Angeles Kings2012
Tim ThomasBoston Bruins2011
Jonathan ToewsChicago Blackhawks2010
Evgeni MalkinPittsburgh Penguins2009
Henrik ZetterburgDetroit Red Wings2008
Scott NiedermayerAnaheim Ducks2007
Cam WardCarolina Hurricanes2006
N/A*N/A*2005
Brad RichardsTampa Bay Lightning2004
Jean-Sebastien GiguereMighty Ducks of Anaheim2003
Nicklas LidstromDetroit Red Wings2002
Patrick RoyColorado Avalanche2001
Scott StevensNew Jersey Devils2000
Joe NieuwendykDallas Stars1999
Steve YzermanDetroit Red Wings1998
Mike VernonDetroit Red Wings1997
Joe SakicColorado Avalanche1996
Claude LemieuxNew Jersey Devils1995
Brian LeetchNew York Rangers1994
Patrick RoyMontreal Canadiens1993
Mario LemieuxPittsburgh Penguins1992
Mario LemieuxPittsburgh Penguins1991
Bill RanfordEdmonton Oilers1990
Al MacInnisCalgary Flames1989
Wayne GretzkyEdmonton Oilers1988
Ron HextallPhiladelphia Flyers1987
Patrick RoyMontreal Canadiens1986
Wayne GretzkyEdmonton Oilers1985
Mark MessierEdmonton Oilers1984
Billy SmithNew York Islanders1983
Mike BossyNew York Islanders1982
Butch GoringNew York Islanders1981
Bryan TrottierNew York Islanders1980
Bob GaineyMontreal Canadiens1979
Larry RobinsonMontreal Canadiens1978
Guy LafleurMontreal Canadiens1977
Reggie LeachPhiladelphia Flyers1976
Bernie ParentPhiladelphia Flyers1975
Bernie ParentPhiladelphia Flyers1974
Yvan CournoyerMontreal Canadiens1973
Bobby OrrBoston Bruins1972
Ken DrydenMontreal Canadiens1971
Bobby OrrBoston Bruins1970
Serge SavardMontreal Canadiens1969
Glenn HallSt. Louis Blues1968
Dave KeonToronto Maple Leafs1967
Roger CrozierDetroit Red Wings1966
Jean BeliveauMontreal Canadiens1965

* = 2004-05 did not have a winner because of the NHL lockout 

Author(s)
Bryan Murphy is an NHL Content Producer for The Sporting News. He previously worked at NBC Sports and is a graduate of Quinnipiac University.