William Hanley Trophy
SportIce hockey
Awarded forMost Sportsmanlike Player in OHL
First award1975
Most recentJett Luchanko

The William Hanley Trophy is awarded annually by Ontario Hockey League to the most sportsmanlike player. It is named for Bill Hanley, a former secretary-manager of the Ontario Hockey Association who served in that capacity for twenty-five years. The William Hanley Trophy was first awarded in 1975.[1] The winner of the William Hanley Trophy is nominated for the CHL Sportsman of the Year.

From 1961 to 1969, the Max Kaminsky Trophy was awarded to the most gentlemanly player.[1]


List of William Hanley Trophy winners, as the most sportsmanlike player.[1]

denotes player also named CHL Sportsman of the Year
Season Winner Team
1974–75 Doug Jarvis Peterborough Petes
1975–76 Dale McCourt Hamilton Fincups
1976–77 Dale McCourt St. Catharines Fincups
1977–78 Wayne Gretzky Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1978–79 Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's
1979–80 Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's
1980–81 John Goodwin Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1981–82 Dave Simpson London Knights
1982–83 Kirk Muller Guelph Platers
1983–84 Kevin Conway Kingston Canadians
1984–85 Scott Tottle Peterborough Petes
1985–86 Jason Lafreniere Belleville Bulls
1986–87 Scott McCrory Oshawa Generals
Keith Gretzky Hamilton Steelhawks
1987–88 Andrew Cassels Ottawa 67's
1988–89 Kevin Miehm Oshawa Generals
1989–90 Mike Ricci Peterborough Petes
1990–91 Dale Craigwell Oshawa Generals
1991–92 John Spoltore North Bay Centennials
1992–93 Pat Peake Detroit Junior Red Wings
1993–94 Jason Allison London Knights
1994–95 Vitali Yachmenev North Bay Centennials
1995–96 Jeff Williams Guelph Storm
1996–97 Alyn McCauley Ottawa 67's
1997–98 Matt Bradley Kingston Frontenacs
1998–99 Brian Campbell Ottawa 67's
1999–2000 Mike Zigomanis Kingston Frontenacs
2000–01 Brad Boyes Erie Otters
2001–02 Brad Boyes Erie Otters
2002–03 Kyle Wellwood Windsor Spitfires
2003–04 André Benoit Kitchener Rangers
2004–05 Jeff Carter Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2005–06 Wojtek Wolski Brampton Battalion
2006–07 Tom Pyatt Saginaw Spirit
2007–08 Nick Spaling Kitchener Rangers
2008–09 Cody Hodgson Brampton Battalion
2009–10 Ryan Spooner Peterborough Petes
2010–11 Jason Akeson Kitchener Rangers
2011–12 Brandon Saad Saginaw Spirit
2012–13 Tyler Graovac Belleville Bulls
2013–14 Connor McDavid Erie Otters
2014–15 Dylan Strome Erie Otters
2015–16 Mike Amadio North Bay Battalion
2016–17 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack
2017–18 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack
2018–19 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound & Guelph
2019–20 Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes
2020-21 Not awarded, season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic[2]
2021–22 Wyatt Johnston Windsor Spitfires
2022–23 Evan Vierling Barrie Colts[3]
2023–24 Jett Luchanko Guelph Storm

Sportsman of the year (1961–1969)

List of Max Kaminsky Trophy winners from 1961–1969, as the most gentlemanly player.[1]

Season Winner Team
1960–61 Bruce Draper Toronto St. Michael's Majors
1961–62 Lowell MacDonald Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1962–63 Paul Henderson Hamilton Red Wings
1963–64 Fred Stanfield St. Catharines Teepees
1964–65 Jimmy Peters Hamilton Red Wings
1965–66 André Lacroix Peterborough TPT's
1966–67 Mickey Redmond Peterborough TPT's
1967–68 Tom Webster Niagara Falls Flyers
1968–69 Réjean Houle Montreal Junior Canadiens

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "OHL Awards". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ Jeffrey, Jake (2021-04-20). "OHL officially cancels the 2020-21 season". Global News. Archived from the original on 2021-11-08. Retrieved 2023-06-05.
  3. ^ "Colts' Vierling awarded William Hanley Trophy as OHL's Most Sportsmanlike Player". Ontario Hockey League. 26 April 2023. Retrieved 27 April 2023.