Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy

In 1999 the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy was added to the NHL's awards for individual excellence. The trophy, which honours former Montreal Canadien "Rocket"RICHARD who was the first player to score 50 goals in a season, and the first to reach the 500-goal plateau, is awarded each year to the player who finishes the regular season with the most goals. The tribute to Richard was a gift from the Montreal Canadiens and was first proposed by team president Ronald Corey. Its first recipient (1999) was Teeemu Selanne of the Anaheim Might Ducks.