CHL Rookie of the Year Award
CHL Rookie of the Year.jpg
SportIce hockey
Awarded forAnnually to the top rookie in the Canadian Hockey League
First award1988
Most recentShane Wright

The CHL Rookie of the Year Award is given out annually to the top rookie in the Canadian Hockey League. It is chosen from the winners of; the Emms Family Award (OHL Rookie of the Year), the Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy (WHL Rookie of the Year), and the RDS Cup (QMJHL Rookie of the Year).


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

Season Winner Team League
2019–20 Shane Wright Kingston Frontenacs OHL
2018–19 Quinton Byfield Sudbury Wolves OHL
2017–18 Alexis Lafrenière Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
2016–17 Nico Hischier Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2015–16 Alexander Nylander Mississauga Steelheads OHL
2014–15 Alex DeBrincat Erie Otters OHL
2013–14 Nikolaj Ehlers Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL
2012–13 Valentin Zykov Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL
2011–12 Mikhail Grigorenko Quebec Remparts QMJHL
2010–11 Nail Yakupov[2] Sarnia Sting OHL
2009–10 Matt Puempel[3] Peterborough Petes OHL
2008–09 Brett Connolly[4] Prince George Cougars WHL
2007–08 Taylor Hall[5] Windsor Spitfires OHL
2006–07 Patrick Kane[6] London Knights OHL
2005–06 John Tavares[7] Oshawa Generals OHL
2004–05 Benoît Pouliot[8] Sudbury Wolves OHL
2003–04 Sidney Crosby[9] Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
2002–03 Matt Ellison[10] Red Deer Rebels WHL
2001–02 Patrick O'Sullivan Mississauga IceDogs OHL
2000–01 Scottie Upshall Kamloops Blazers WHL
1999–00 Dan Blackburn Kootenay Ice WHL
1998–99 Pavel Brendl Calgary Hitmen WHL
1997–98 David Legwand Plymouth Whalers OHL
1996–97 Vincent Lecavalier Rimouski Océanic QMJHL
1995–96 Joe Thornton Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL
1994–95 Bryan Berard Detroit Junior Red Wings OHL
1993–94 Vitali Yachmenev North Bay Centennials OHL
1992–93 Jeff Friesen Regina Pats WHL
1991–92 Alexandre Daigle Victoriaville Tigres QMJHL
1990–91 Philippe Boucher Granby Bisons QMJHL
1989–90 Petr Nedved Seattle Thunderbirds WHL
1988–89 Yanic Perreault Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL
1987–88 Martin Gélinas Hull Olympiques QMJHL

See also


  1. ^ "CHL Awards". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ "CHL Announces 2010-11 Award Winners".
  3. ^ " - Annual Awards 2010". Archived from the original on 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  4. ^ " - Annual Awards 2009". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  5. ^ " - Annual Awards 2008". Archived from the original on 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  6. ^ " - Annual Awards 2007". Archived from the original on 2009-04-20. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  7. ^ " - Annual Awards 2006".[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ " - Annual Awards 2005".[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ " - Annual Awards 2004".[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ " - Annual Awards 2003".[permanent dead link]