First awarded in 2007, the Mark Messier Leadership Award is awarded based upon a player's leadership qualities on and off the ice. Messier, in co-operation with the NHL, selects each winner.
|2012||Shane Doan (Phoenix Coyotes)|
|2011||Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)|
|2010||Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)|
|2009||Jarome Iginla (Calgary Flames)|
|2008||Mats Sundin (Toronto Maple Leafs)|
|2007||Chris Chelios (Detroit Red Wings)|