Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award

The Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award is an American Hockey League trophy awarded annually to the player best exemplifying sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hockey. The award is voted upon by players and members of the media around the American Hockey League.

The award is named for Fred T. Hunt, a former player, general manager and governor for the Buffalo Bisons, earning six Calder Cup championships during his career. The original Hunt Trophy was donated by the Buffalo Sabres, whose entry to the National Hockey League resulted in the demise of the Buffalo Bisons.

Award winnersEdit

Season Player Team
1977–78 Blake Dunlop Maine Mariners
1978–79 Bernie Johnston Maine Mariners
1979–80 Norm Dube Nova Scotia Voyageurs
1980–81 Tony Cassolato Hershey Bears
1981–82 Mike Kaszycki New Brunswick Hawks
1982–83 Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers
1983–84 Claude Larose Sherbrooke Jets
1984–85 Paul Gardner Binghamton Whalers
1985–86 Steve Tsujiura Maine Mariners
1986–87 Glenn Merkosky (1) Adirondack Red Wings
1987–88 Bruce Boudreau Springfield Indians
1988–89 Murray Eaves (1) Adirondack Red Wings
1989–90 Murray Eaves (2) Adirondack Red Wings
1990–91 Glenn Merkosky (2) Adirondack Red Wings
1991–92 John Anderson New Haven Nighthawks
1992–93 Tim Tookey Hershey Bears
1993–94 Jim Nesich Cape Breton Oilers
1994–95 Steve Larouche Prince Edward Island Senators
1995–96 Ken Gernander (1) Binghamton Rangers
1996–97 Steve Passmore Hamilton Bulldogs
1997–98 Craig Charron Rochester Americans
1998–99 Mitch Lamoureux Hershey Bears
1999–00 Randy Cunneyworth Rochester Americans
2000–01 Kent Hulst Portland Pirates,
Providence Bruins
2001–02 Nathan Dempsey St. John's Maple Leafs
2002–03 Chris Ferraro Portland Pirates
Eric Healey Manchester Monarchs
2003–04 Ken Gernander (2) Hartford Wolf Pack
2004–05 Chris Taylor Rochester Americans
2005–06 Mark Cullen Norfolk Admirals
2006–07 Mike Keane Manitoba Moose
2007–08 Jordan Sigalet Providence Bruins
2008–09 Ajay Baines Iowa Chops
2009–10 Casey Borer Albany River Rats
2010–11 Bryan Helmer Oklahoma City Barons
2011–12 Chris Minard Grand Rapids Griffins
2012–13 Brandon Davidson Oklahoma City Barons
2013–14 Jake Dowell Iowa Wild
2014–15 Jeff Hoggan Grand Rapids Griffins
2015–16 Tom Kostopoulos[1] Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2016–17 Craig Cunningham Tucson Roadrunners
2017–18 Bracken Kearns Binghamton Devils
2018–19 Brett Sutter Ontario Reign
2019–20 John McCarthy San Jose Barracuda
2020–21 Cal O'Reilly[2] Lehigh Valley Phantoms

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's Tom Kostopoulos Voted Winner of AHL's Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". OurSports Central. April 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lehigh Valley's Cal O'Reilly Wins Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award". OurSports Central. May 27, 2021.

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