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NHL All-Star Game Road Show

NHL All-Star Game: Did you know?

Wednesday, November 19, 2003
NHL All-Star MVP: Did you know?
By Phillip Lee
Special to ESPN Classic

  • There have only been four multiple MVP winners of the All-Star games. Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux have each won it three times while Bobby Hull and Frank Mahovlich have won it twice.

  • Did you know that each of Gretzky's MVP honors came with a different team? The Edmonton Oilers in 1983; the Los Angeles Kings in 1989 and New York Rangers in 1999.

  • The only brothers to win MVP honors are Frank and Pete Mahovlich. Frank won it in 1963 as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and again in 1969 when he was with the Detroit Red Wings. Pete won it in 1976 as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.

  • The only father and son team to win MVP honors are Bobby and Brett Hull. Father Bobby won it in 1970 and 1971 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Son Brett won it in 1992 as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

  • There have been only two defensemen to win MVP honors in an All-Star game. Both came from the Boston Bruins: Bobby Orr in 1972 and Ray Bourque in 1996.

  • The All-Star games started in 1947, but no MVP award was given out until 1962. The first winner was Eddie Shack of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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