CHL Defenceman of the Year Award
SportIce hockey
Awarded forAnnually to the top defenceman in the Canadian Hockey League
First award1988
Most recentNoel Hoefenmayer

The CHL Defenceman of the Year Award is given out annually to the top defenceman in the Canadian Hockey League. It is chosen from the winners of the league trophies, the Max Kaminsky Trophy of the Ontario Hockey League, the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy of the Western Hockey League, and the Emile Bouchard Trophy of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.


List of winners of the CHL Defenceman of the Year Award.[1]

Season Winner Team League
2019–20 Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67's OHL
2018–19 Ty Smith Spokane Chiefs WHL
2017–18 Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads OHL
2016–17 Thomas Chabot Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL
2015–16 Ivan Provorov Brandon Wheat Kings WHL
2014–15 Tony DeAngelo Sarnia Sting/Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
2013–14 Derrick Pouliot Portland Winterhawks WHL
2012–13 Ryan Sproul Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
2011–12 Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs OHL
2010–11 Ryan Ellis Windsor Spitfires OHL
2009–10 David Savard Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
2008–09 Jonathon Blum Vancouver Giants WHL
2007–08 Karl Alzner Calgary Hitmen WHL
2006–07 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers WHL
2005–06 Keith Yandle Moncton Wildcats QMJHL
2004–05 Danny Syvret London Knights OHL
2003–04 James Wisniewski Plymouth Whalers OHL
2002–03 Brendan Bell Ottawa 67's OHL
2001–02 Dan Hamhuis Prince George Cougars WHL
2000–01 Marc-Andre Bergeron Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL
1999–00 Micki Dupont Kamloops Blazers WHL
1998–99 Brad Stuart Calgary Hitmen WHL
1997–98 Derrick Walser Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
1996–97 Sean Blanchard Ottawa 67's OHL
1995–96 Bryan Berard Detroit Junior Red Wings OHL
1994–95 Nolan Baumgartner Kamloops Blazers WHL
1993–94 Steve Gosselin Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL
1992–93 Chris Pronger Peterborough Petes OHL
1991–92 Drake Berehowsky North Bay Centennials OHL
1990–91 Patrice Brisebois Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL
1989–90 John Slaney Cornwall Royals OHL
1988–89 Bryan Fogarty Niagara Falls Thunder OHL
1987–88 Greg Hawgood Kamloops Blazers WHL

See also


  1. ^ "CHL Awards". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.