HART MEMORIAL TROPHY
The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded annually "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
MARTIN BRODEUR - Goaltender, New Jersey Devils
∑ A Hart Trophy finalist for the third time in the past four seasons; finished third in both 2002-03 and 2003-04.
∑ Won an NHL-record 48 games, surpassing Bernie Parent's 47 in 1973-74; also led NHL goaltenders in games (78), shutouts (12); ranked third in GAA (2.18) and save percentage (.922).
SIDNEY CROSBY - Center, Pittsburgh Penguins
∑ A Hart Trophy finalist for the first time; also a finalist for the Lester B. Pearson Award.
∑ Captured the Art Ross Trophy as the NHLís leading scorer with 120 points (36 goals, 84 assists); at 19 years, seven months, the youngest scoring leader in major pro sports history.
∑ The youngest Hart finalist since Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky (19) captured his first in 1979-80.
ROBERTO LUONGO - Goaltender, Vancouver Canucks
∑ A Hart Trophy finalist for the first time; also a finalist for the Vezina, Pearson awards.
∑ Compiled a 47-22-6 record in 76 games, including a 26-7-5 mark when facing 30+ shots; matched the NHL single-season victories record entering the season (Bernie Parent, 1973-74).
∑ Also among leaders in shots faced (third, 2,169) and save percentage (fourth, .921).