The trophy is named in honour of Arthur Howie "Art" Ross (January 13, 1886-August 5 1964), who was an ice hockey player, referee, coach and manager. Ross played defense for 14 years, and was on two Stanley Cup winners -- with the now defunct Kenora in 1907 and the Montreal Wanderers in 1908. He then became a referee, and finally manager/coach of the Boston Bruins when they joined the National Hockey League. He coached them to three Stanley Cup championships. In 1945, he was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Art Ross Memorial Trophy Winners