From the Hart Memorial Trophy to the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award, here is all you need to know about every NHL team and individual award, including a list of 2023 winners.
There are a number of trophies won by teams and individuals during an NHL season, some of which are earned at the end of the regular season and through the playoffs, and some which are decided by a vote and awarded at an annual ceremony following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Stanley Cup is of course the biggest team prize in the NHL, awarded to the playoff champion, with each conference winner also winning a trophy - the Prince of Wales Trophy is won by the Eastern champions, while their Western counterparts collect the Clarence S Campbell Bowl.
The Presidents' Trophy is the most recently awarded team award - first awarded in 1986 - and that is given to the franchise that finishes the regular season with the best overall record, determined by points.
The most prestigious individual honor is given to the player adjudged to be the most valuable in the NHL, while a similar award is given to the MVP of the playoffs, known as the Conn Smythe Trophy - won in the 2022/23 season by Jonathan Marchessault of the Stanley Cup-winning Vegas Golden Knights.
There are also trophies given to the top defenseman, goaltender and rookie, among others - again decided by vote, while there also awards achieved automatically, based on statistics, most notably the leading point scorer in the regular season - the Art Ross Trophy - and the top goal scorer - the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy.
Hart Trophy - Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
James Norris Memorial Trophy – Erik Karlsson, San Jose Sharks
Vezina Trophy - Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins
Ted Lindsay Award – Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Calder Memorial Trophy - Matty Beniers, Seattle Kraken
Jack Adams Award – Jim Montgomery, Boston Bruins
Frank J. Selke Trophy - Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Trophy - Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award – To be announced June 28
King Clancy Memorial Trophy - Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy – Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins
The 2024 NHL Awards will take place in mid-to-late June 2024 in the weeks after a Stanley Cup champion is crowned.
NHL champion - Stanley Cup
Eastern Conference champion - Prince of Wales Trophy
Western Conference champion - Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
Club win the best overall regular season record - Presidents' Trophy
Most Valuable Player - Hart Memorial Trophy
Player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct, combined with high standard of playing ability - Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
Best goaltender - Vezina Trophy
Most outstanding rookie - Calder Memorial Trophy
Leading pointscorer - Art Ross Trophy
Best defenseman - James Norris Memorial Trophy
Playoff Most Valuable Player - Conn Smythe Trophy
Perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey - Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
Most outstanding player (selected by NHL Players Association) - Ted Lindsay Award
Coach of the Year - Jack Adams Award
Forward who best excels in the defensive aspect of the game - Frank J. Selke Trophy
Goaltender who conceded fewest goals - William M. Jennings Trophy
Best leadership qualities while making notable humanitarian contribution - King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Top goalscorer - Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy
Best leader, on and off the ice, as judged by Mark Messier - Mark Messier Leadership Award
GM of the Year - Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award
In terms of the MVP award, it perhaps comes as little surprise that "the Great One", Wayne Gretzky, has won the most Hart Memorial Trophies, having achieved the feat nine times, including in eight successive years from 1980 to 1987 while with the Edmonton Oilers.
His last award was won in 1989 after he moved to the Los Angeles Kings.
Legendary Detroit Red Wing, Gordie Howe, is next on the list with six awards, while the only other player to have won it more than three times is Eddie Shore of Boston Bruins fame.
Alexander Ovechkin has won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy nine times and as he is still active, he will be hoping he still has enough time left in his career to reach Gretzky's NHL all-time leading goal tally of 894.
The Russian ace is second in the all-time list with 822.