Wayne Gretzky won his ninth Art Ross Trophy, Ed Belfour captured his first William Jennings Trophy and the Chicago Blackhawks took their first President's Trophy as the National Hockey League's regular season came to a close.

Gretzky, in his third season with the Los Angeles Kings, finished the regular season with 41 goals and 122 assists for 163 points for the ninth scoring title of his career and second in a row.Chicago goaltender Belfour, a candidate for the rookie of the year, won the Jennings as the goalie on the team with the lowest goals-against average. The award is normally shared by a team's goaltenders, but Belfour was the lone Chicago goalie to appear in the minimum 25 games required.

Chicago allowed a league-low 211 goals. Belfour recorded a 2.47 goals-against average, won a team-record 43 games and had a save percentage of .910.