George Parsons Trophy
SportIce hockey
Awarded forAwarded to the player judged to be the most sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup tournament
First award1974
Most recentNick Suzuki

The George Parsons Trophy is awarded annually to the player judged to be the most sportsmanlike at the Memorial Cup tournament. It was first awarded in 1974. The trophy is named for George Parsons, a former Ontario Hockey Association player whose career was ended prematurely in 1939, due to an eye injury in a National Hockey League game.[1][2] Parsons appeared in the 1933 Memorial Cup as a member of the West Toronto Nationals, and the 1934 Memorial Cup as a member of the Toronto Young Rangers. Parsons later became involved with CCM hockey, helping to develop hockey helmets and facial protection for player safety,[3] that were approved by the Canadian Standards Association and endorsed by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association in 1976.[2]


List of winners of the George Parsons Trophy.[4]

Tournament Winner Team
2021 Event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic – trophy not awarded
2020 Event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic – trophy not awarded[5]
2019 Nick Suzuki Guelph Storm
2018 Adam Holwell Acadie–Bathurst Titan
2017 Anthony Cirelli Erie Otters
2016 Francis Perron Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
2015 Alexis Loiseau Rimouski Oceanic
2014 Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings
2013 Bo Horvat London Knights
2012 Zack Phillips Saint John Sea Dogs
2011 Marc Cantin Mississauga St. Michael's Majors
2010 Toni Rajala Brandon Wheat Kings
2009 Yannick Riendeau Drummondville Voltigeurs
2008 Matthew Halischuk Kitchener Rangers
2007 Brennan Bosch Medicine Hat Tigers
2006 Jerome Samson Moncton Wildcats
2005 Marc-Antoine Pouliot Rimouski Oceanic
2004 Josh Gorges Kelowna Rockets
2003 Gregory Campbell Kitchener Rangers
2002 Tomas Plihal Kootenay Ice
2001 Brandon Reid Val-d'Or Foreurs
2000 Brandon Reid Halifax Mooseheads
1999 Brian Campbell Ottawa 67's
1998 Manny Malhotra Guelph Storm
1997 Radoslav Suchy Chicoutimi Saguenéens
1996 Mike Williams Peterborough Petes
1995 Jarome Iginla Kamloops Blazers
1994 Yanick Dube Laval Titan
1993 Jason Dawe Peterborough Petes
1992 Colin Miller Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1991 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs
1990 Jason Firth Kitchener Rangers
1989 Jamey Hicks Peterborough Petes
1988 Martin Gelinas Hull Olympiques
1987 Scott McCrory Oshawa Generals
1986 Kerry Huffman Guelph Platers
1985 Tony Grenier Prince Albert Raiders
1984 Brian Wilks Kitchener Rangers
1983 Dave Gans Oshawa Generals
1982 Brian Bellows Kitchener Rangers
1981 Mark Morrison Victoria Cougars
1980 Dale Hawerchuk Cornwall Royals
1979 Chris Halyk Peterborough Petes
1978 Mark Kirton Peterborough Petes
1977 Bobby Smith Ottawa 67's
1976 Richard Shinske New Westminster Bruins
1975 John Smrke Toronto Marlboros
1974 Guy Chouinard Quebec Remparts

See also


  1. ^ "George Parsons". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. ^ a b "George Henry Parsons Bio". CCM Vintage. 2015-01-26. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  3. ^ Pelletier, Joe (2016-02-06). "George Parsons". Greatest Hockey Legends. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  4. ^ "History – Awards". Mastercard Memorial Cup. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ Johnston, Patrick (March 23, 2020). "COVID-19 forces cancellation of CHL playoffs and 2020 Memorial Cup". The Province. Retrieved March 24, 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)