The Canadian Hockey League awards sixteen annual trophies for accomplishments during the regular and at the Memorial Cup to top individuals and teams among its three member leagues. The Memorial Cup is the top award for the championship team at the end-of-season Memorial Cup tournament. A set of five individual awards are given for performance at the tournament. In the regular season, Canadian Hockey League also presents ten annual awards. The nominees for each individual award are determined by the winner of the corresponding award handed out by each of the Canadian Hockey League's three member leagues, the Ontario Hockey League, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and the Western Hockey League.

Each award, and its OHL, QMJHL and WHL equivalent, are listed here.

Canadian Hockey league awards

List of individual awards presented by the Canadian Hockey league.[1]

CHL Player of the Year
Awarded to the individual judged to be the most outstanding player in the CHL
OHL: Red Tilson Trophy QMJHL: Michel Brière Memorial Trophy WHL: Four Broncos Memorial Trophy
CHL Rookie of the Year
Awarded to the top rookie in the CHL
OHL: Emms Family Award QMJHL: RDS Cup WHL: Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
CHL Goaltender of the Year
Awarded to the top goaltender in the CHL
OHL: OHL Goaltender of the Year QMJHL: Jacques Plante Memorial Trophy WHL: Del Wilson Trophy
CHL Defenceman of the Year
Awarded to the top defenceman in the CHL
OHL: Max Kaminsky Trophy QMJHL: Emile Bouchard Trophy WHL: Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
CHL Top Scorer Award
First awarded in 1994, the Top Scorer award is given to the player with the most points in the CHL
OHL: Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy QMJHL: Jean Béliveau Trophy WHL: Bob Clarke Trophy
Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award
Awarded to the CHL's Coach of the Year
OHL: Matt Leyden Trophy QMJHL: Ron Lapointe Trophy WHL: Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
Awarded to the player best able to combine on-ice performance with scholastic success
OHL: Bobby Smith Trophy QMJHL: Marcel Robert Trophy WHL: Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy
CHL Humanitarian of the Year
Awarded to the player judged to have made the most notable contributions to his community
OHL: Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy QMJHL: QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year WHL: Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
CHL Sportsman of the Year
Awarded to the player judged to have been the most sportsmanlike player in the CHL
OHL: William Hanley Trophy QMJHL: Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy WHL: Brad Hornung Trophy
CHL Top Draft Prospect Award
Awarded to the top eligible Canadian Hockey League prospect for the NHL Entry Draft
OHL: no equivalent award QMJHL: Michael Bossy Trophy WHL: no equivalent award
CHL Executive of the Year
Awarded to the outstanding executive in the CHL (last awarded in 2002)
OHL: OHL Executive of the Year QMJHL: John Horman Trophy WHL: Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy

Memorial Cup awards

List of awards presented at the Memorial Cup.[2]

Memorial Cup Awarded to the Canadian Hockey League champion
Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy Awarded to the Most Valuable Player of the Memorial Cup
Ed Chynoweth Trophy Awarded to the top scorer of the Memorial Cup
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy Awarded to the outstanding goaltender of the Memorial Cup
George Parsons Trophy Awarded to the most sportsmanlike player of the Memorial Cup
Memorial Cup All-Star Team Awarded to the best player at each position of the Memorial Cup

Member league awards

The CHL's three member leagues also hand out several awards that do not have a CHL equivalent.[3][4][5]

Ontario Hockey League

J. Ross Robertson Cup Ontario Hockey League champion
Bobby Orr Trophy Eastern Conference playoff champion
Wayne Gretzky Trophy Western Conference playoff champion
Hamilton Spectator Trophy Regular season champion
Leyden Trophy East Division champion
Emms Trophy Central Division champion
Holody Trophy Midwest Division champion
Bumbacco Trophy West Division champion
Wayne Gretzky 99 Award Playoff MVP
Dave Pinkney Trophy Lowest team goals against average
Bill Long Award Lifetime distinguished service
Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy Top scoring right-winger
Jack Ferguson Award First overall priority draft selection
F.W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy Lowest rookie goals against average
Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy Overage player of the year
Roger Neilson Memorial Award Top academic college/university player
Ivan Tennant Memorial Award Top academic high school player
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy OHL team captain award
Tim Adams Memorial Trophy OHL Cup MVP

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gilles-Courteau Trophy Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion
Jean Rougeau Trophy Regular season champion
Luc Robitaille Trophy Top scoring team
Robert Lebel Trophy Lowest team goals against average
Guy Lafleur Trophy Playoff most valuable player
Telus Cup – Offensive Best offensive player
Telus Cup – Defensive Best defensive player
Guy Carbonneau Trophy Best defensive forward
Kevin Lowe Trophy Best defensive defenceman
Michel Bergeron Trophy Offensive rookie of the year
Raymond Lagacé Trophy Defensive rookie of the year
Paul Dumont Trophy Personality of the year
Maurice Filion Trophy General Manager of the year
Jean Sawyer Trophy Top marketing director
AutoPro Plaque Top plus-minus (retired)
Philips Plaque Best faceoff percentage (retired)

Western Hockey League

Ed Chynoweth Cup Western Hockey League champion
WHL Playoff MVP Playoff MVP
Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy Regular season champion
Allen Paradice Memorial Trophy Top on-ice official
St. Clair Group Trophy Marketing/Public Relations award
WHL Plus-Minus Award Top plus-minus

See also


  1. ^ "CHL Awards". Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ "History – Awards". Mastercard Memorial Cup. Canadian Hockey League. Archived from the original on 2018-02-21. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  3. ^ "WHL Awards". WHL Network. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ "OHL Awards". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ Demers, Denis. QMJHL Media Guide (PDF) (in English and French) (2017–2018 ed.). Boucherville, Quebec: Canadian Hockey League. pp. 228–251. ISBN 978-2-9811465-7-1.[permanent dead link]