The NHLFA is actively lobbying the National Hockey League (NHL) in an attempt to have the Hart Memorial Trophy renamed the Gordie Howe Trophy.
The Hart Trophy is awarded annually to the NHL “player judged most valuable to his team”. Since 1924, the trophy has been awarded to 54 different players, including six times to Gordie Howe, second only to Wayne Gretzky who won the trophy a record nine times.
The NHL community owes an enormous debt to Gordie Howe. Mr. Hockey, now 85 years old, was instrumental in building the game for today’s generation of owners, players and executives. During a long, successful career spanning five decades, Gordie was the game’s marquee player. Away from the rink, Gordie has always been a model ambassador for the sport.
The NHLFA is encouraging hockey fans to join a social media campaign to show their support for this change. Please “follow” our Facebook page (facebook.com/GordieHoweTrophy) or “like” our Twitter account (https://twitter.com/HoweTrophy).
The NHLFA would like to encourage your hockey loving family, friends and colleagues to support this campaign.