This day in 1988 the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemeiux won his first of 6 Art Ross Trophies as the leading scorer in the NHL.
Mario would also win the trophy in 1989, 92,93,96 and 1997.
This was the first year that Wayne Gretzky did not win the trophy in the 1980s. Gretzky had won the trophy every year since the Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL in 1980.
Mario would also win the Hart Trophy as the NHL MVP for 1987-88 and it was the first year since 1979 (Bryan Trottier) that someone other than Wayne Gretzky would win the Hart Trophy.