NHL Viking Award

borje salming toronto maple leafsThe Viking Award has been handed out in the National Hockey League since 1975-76. The first winner, and winner in three of the first four years, was Borje Salming of the Toronto Maple Leafs. No one can equal the four victories by Mats Sundin. Sundin won twice with the Quebec Nordiques and twice with Toronto. Henrik Zetterberg has won the award three times and is still active in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings.

Pelle Lindbergh remains the only goaltender to win the Viking Award. Lindbergh was honoured as a member of the Philadelpha Flyers in 1982-83. The Vancouver Canucks prove to be the most Swedish team in the NHL with seven total wins by five different players. Markus Naslund won the award three times as a member of the Canucks.

 

Season Winner Team
2013–14 Alexander Steen St. Louis Blues
2012–13 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings
2011–12 Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators
2010–11 Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks
2009–10 Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks
2008–09 Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals
2007–08 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings
2006-07 Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings
2005–06 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings
2004–05 No winner
2003–04 Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks
2002–03 Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks
2001–02 Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs
2000–01 Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks
1999-00 Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings
1998–99 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche
1997–98 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche
1996–97 Mats Sundin Toronto Maple Leafs
1995–96 Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche
1994–95 Mikael Renberg Philadelphia Flyers
1993–94 Mats Sundin Quebec Nordiques
1992–93 Mats Sundin Quebec Nordiques
1991–92 Calle Johansson Washington Capitals
1990–91 Tomas Sundstrom Los Angeles Kings
1989–90 Thomas Steen Winnipeg Jets
1988–89 Patrik Sundstrom New Jersey Devils
1987–88 Hakan Loob Calgary Flames
1986–87 Tomas Sundstrom New York Rangers
1985–86 Mats Naslund Montreal Canadiens
1984–85 Mats Naslund Montreal Canadiens
1983–84 Patrik Sundstrom Vancouver Canucks
1982–83 Pelle Lindbergh Philadelphia Flyers
1981–82 Thomas Gradin Vancouver Canucks
1980–81 Kent Nilsson Calgary Flames
1979–80 Anders Hedberg New York Rangers
1978–79 Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs
1977–78 Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets
1976–77 Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs
1975–76 Borje Salming Toronto Maple Leafs

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