Can you match these NHL MVPs to their teams?

By: John Miller
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Each season, the Hart Memorial Trophy goes to the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the National Hockey League. Can you connect the NHL MVP to the correct team?

Connor McDavid

McDavid was the first pick of the 2015 draft and wound up with the Oilers, where he quickly became a captain. He won the Hart Trophy in 2017, a fact that helped him land a lucrative $100 million extension.

Dominik Hasek

Hasek is the only goaltender in NHL history to win back-to-back Hart trophies. "The Dominator" was particularly effective for Buffalo in the '97-98 season when he logged 13 shutouts.

Jaromir Jagr

Jagr started his NHL career all the way back in 1990 when he was just 18 years old. Now in his mid-40s, he's still productive, but it was his 1999 season with Pittsburgh that earned him MVP honors.

Patrick Kane

Kane is the right wing who won the MVP award during his 2015-16 season with the Blackhawks. He scored 46 goals and tallied 60 assists, too.

Mario Lemieux

Go ahead and call him "Super Mario," he won't mind. Lemieux is a 6'4" monster who ruled the ice for Pittsburgh. Three times, the huge center won the Hart Trophy, most recently at the end of 1996.

Carey Price

In 2015, Price swept all four major individual awards, including the Hart Trophy. The Canadiens star was the first goaltender ever to accomplish that feat.

Eric Lindros

In spite of major health issues due to concussions, Lindros won the MVP award in 1995. That season was shortened by a strike, but he still scored 29 goals and had 41 assists.

Sergei Fedorov

In 1994, the legendary Fedorov won a Hart Trophy as a member of a dominating Red Wings team. He helped Detroit win the Stanley Cup three times.

Sidney Crosby

In 2008, Crosby became the youngest captain ever to reel in in a Stanley Cup. Two years prior to that triumph, he'd already won the Hart Trophy, which he nabbed for a second time in the 2013-14 season.

Mark Messier

Mark Messier is a two-time winner of the Hart Trophy ('90 and '92). The first one came when he played for the Oilers; the second happened during an amazing season with the Rangers.

Brett Hull

Hull scored a jaw-dropping 741 goals during his career, which spanned nearly two decades. The star right wing won his single MVP award during the 1991 season in St. Louis.

Alexander Ovechkin

Ovechkin was the first overall pick of the 2004 draft, and he was an immediate success when he finally joined the Capitals. At the end of the 2008 season, he won the Hart Trophy, thanks in large part to his 65 goals and 112 points.

Wayne Gretzky

Gretzky was "The Great One," the most dominant player in the history of the NHL. He snagged nine (yes, nine) MVP trophies during his reign, which his opponents thought would probably never end. He won eight consecutive Harts while with the Oilers.

Bryan Trottier

During the '78-79 season, Trottier was on fire -- he scored 134 total points, which earned him the Hart Trophy. He helped the Islanders win four consecutive Stanley Cups at the beginning of the '80s.

Evgeni Malkin

Russian star Malkin signed on with the Penguins and shot to NHL superstardom. In 2012, he won the Hart Trophy after he scored 50 goals and logged 59 assists.

Guy Lafleur

Guy Lafleur was the first NHL star in history to score 50 goals (and 100 points) in six consecutive seasons. He won two Hart trophies, both with the Montreal Canadiens.

Corey Perry

Perry was the NHL MVP after leading the league with 50 goals, along with 48 assists. In 2007, he led the Ducks to a Stanley Cup. He's also won two gold medals playing for Canada's team at the Winter Olympics.

Bobby Clarke

Bobby Clarke was a Philly lifer -- he played all 15 years of his career with the Flyers. At the age of 23, he became the team's captain and scored 104 points, a feat that landed him the Hart MVP honor.

Phil Esposito

Esposito played for three teams during his 18 NHL seasons, but it was his time with the Bruins that landed him MVP recognition. He won his second Hart in '73, five years after his first.

Henrik Sedin

Henrik Sedin plays for the Canucks … and so does his twin brother, Daniel. When Daniel was hurt, Henrik stepped up his scoring, with 112 points, and took home the Hart.

Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr, for a time, was on a Gretzky-like tear through the league. From 1970-72, he won the Hart Trophy three consecutive times. 1971 was particularly productive -- it was then that he scored 139 points, including 37 goals.

Jean Beliveau

This center from the Canadiens won the Hart Trophy after the 1964 season. But it wasn't his first -- he had another Hart win eight seasons earlier, for the same team.

Bobby Hull

Bobby Hull, "The Golden Jet," was the blond guy who did everything fast. For seven seasons, he led the NHL in scoring, a reason he won two Hart trophies with the '60s-era Blackhawks.

Stan Mikita

Mikita was one of the best centers in the NHL back in the '60s. He won two consecutive Hart trophies ('67, '68) and -- much to the benefit of the Blackhawks -- overcame his penchant for spending most of his time in the penalty box.

Martin St. Louis

It's too bad that Martin St. Louis didn't play for St. Louis, because, well, you know. Instead, he did his MVP damage while playing for Tampa Bay in 2004, when he scored 94 points.

Jacques Plante

Let's start with the most amazing fact -- Jacques Plante's pro hockey career spanned nearly three decades. As a guard for the Canadiens, he was '62's MVP and ultimately helped that team win the Cup six times.

Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg spent 13 years in the NHL, and he was a big reason that Colorado won two Stanley Cups. He led the league with 106 points and took home the Hart Trophy.

Gordie Howe

For 26 years, Gordie Howie was a force in the NHL, and all but one of those seasons were with the Red Wings. Not only did he grab four NHL titles, but he won six Hart trophies for his outstanding scoring abilities.

Jose Theodore

Canadian José Théodore played for the Canadiens after being drafted in 1994. In 2002, the goalie was awarded the MVP trophy thanks to his amazing .931 save percentage.

Joe Sakic

Joe Sakic played 21 brilliant seasons with the Avalanche (formerly Quebec Nordiques). After the '01 season, in which he scored 118 points, he won the MVP trophy.

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