The NHL Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award given to a National Hockey League veteran in recognition of their contributions to the league. It was first awarded in 2008 to Gordie Howe.


Year Winner Team(s) NHL career
2007–08 Howe, GordieGordie Howe Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
1946–1971; 1979–1980
2008–09 Beliveau, JeanJean Beliveau Montreal Canadiens 1950–1971
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