Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award

The Hap Holmes Memorial Award, an esteemed ice hockey trophy, is bestowed annually upon the goaltenders of American Hockey League (AHL) teams who exhibit exceptional prowess in maintaining the goals against average throughout the regular season. To be eligible for consideration, goaltenders are required to have participated in a minimum of 25 regular season games, a testament to their sustained contribution to their respective teams' defensive efforts.

Historically, the criteria for this prestigious award underwent a significant modification prior to the year 1972. Before that pivotal juncture, the Hap Holmes Memorial Award was conferred upon the goaltender with the lowest goals-against average who had fulfilled the requirement of participating in at least 50% of the regular season games. This adjustment in the eligibility criteria enhanced the competitiveness and rigor of the award, creating a more comprehensive evaluation of the goaltenders' performance over the course of the season.

The inception of this illustrious accolade can be traced back to the year 1948, marking its debut as a cherished recognition of excellence in AHL goaltending. The enduring legacy of the Hap Holmes Memorial Award pays homage to the remarkable contributions of Hap Holmes, a name that resonates within the annals of ice hockey history.

Named in honor of Hap Holmes.

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, this award carries not only the weight of tradition but also the enduring spirit of sportsmanship and skill that characterizes the art of goaltending in the American Hockey League. Hap Holmes himself left an indelible mark on the sport, and his name lives on through this distinguished award, perpetuating his legacy in the world of ice hockey.


The Hap Holmes Memorial Award is an trophy awarded annually to the goaltenders of the team with the lowest goals against average, and who have appeared in at least 25 regular season games.

Prior to 1972 awarded to the goaltender with the lowest goals-against average who appeared in at least 50% of regular season games. It was first awarded in 1948. The trophy is named after

Season Player Team
1947–48 Baz Bastien (1) Pittsburgh Hornets
1948–49 Baz Bastien (2) Pittsburgh Hornets
1949–50 Connie Dion Buffalo Bisons
1950–51 Gil Mayer (1) Pittsburgh Hornets
1951–52 Johnny Bower (1) Cleveland Barons
1952–53 Gil Mayer (2) Pittsburgh Hornets
1953–54 Gil Mayer (3) Pittsburgh Hornets
1954–55 Gil Mayer (4) Pittsburgh Hornets
1955–56 Gil Mayer (5) Pittsburgh Hornets
1956–57 Johnny Bower (2) Providence Reds
1957–58 Johnny Bower (3) Cleveland Barons
1958–59 Bobby Perreault (1) Hershey Bears
1959–60 Ed Chadwick Rochester Americans
1960–61 Marcel Paille (1) Springfield Indians
1961–62 Marcel Paille (2) Springfield Indians
1962–63 Denis DeJordy Buffalo Bisons
1963–64 Roger Crozier Pittsburgh Hornets
1964–65 Gerry Cheevers Rochester Americans
1965–66 Les Binkley Cleveland Barons
1966–67 Andre Gill Hershey Bears
1967–68 Bobby Perreault (2) Rochester Americans
1968–69 Gilles Villemure (1) Buffalo Bisons
1969–70 Gilles Villemure (2) Buffalo Bisons
1970–71 Gary Kurt Cleveland Barons
1971–72 Dan Bouchard Boston Braves
Ross Brooks
1972–73 Michel Larocque Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Michel DeGuise
1973–74 Jim Shaw Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dave Elenbaas (1)
1974–75 Ed Walsh (1) Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dave Elenbaas (2)
1975–76 Ed Walsh (2) Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dave Elenbaas (3)
1976–77 Ed Walsh (3) Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Dave Elenbaas (4)
1977–78 Bob Holland Nova Scotia Voyageurs
Maurice Barrette
1978–79 Pete Peeters Maine Mariners
Robbie Moore (1)
1979–80 Rick St. Croix Maine Mariners
Robbie Moore (2)
1980–81 Pelle Lindbergh Maine Mariners
Robbie Moore (3)
1981–82 Bob Janecyk New Brunswick Hawks
Warren Skorodenski
1982–83 Brian Ford (1) Fredericton Express
Clint Malarchuk
1983–84 Brian Ford (2) Fredericton Express
1984–85 Jon Casey Baltimore Skipjacks
1985–86 Sam St. Laurent Maine Mariners
Karl Friesen
1986–87 Vincent Riendeau (1) Sherbrooke Canadiens
1987–88 Vincent Riendeau (2) Sherbrooke Canadiens
Jocelyn Perreault
1988–89 Randy Exelby Sherbrooke Canadiens
Francois Gravel
1989–90 Jean-Claude Bergeron Sherbrooke Canadiens
Andre Racicot
1990–91 David Littman (1) Rochester Americans
Darcy Wakaluk
1991–92 David Littman (2) Rochester Americans
1992–93 Corey Hirsch Binghamton Rangers
Boris Rousson
1993–94 Olaf Kolzig Portland Pirates
Byron Dafoe
1994–95 Mike Dunham Albany River Rats
Corey Schwab
1995–96 Manny Legace Springfield Falcons
Scott Langkow
1996–97 Jean-Francois Labbe (1) Hershey Bears
1997–98 Jean-Sebastien Giguere Saint John Flames
Tyler Moss
1998–99 Martin Biron Rochester Americans
Tom Draper
1999–2000 Milan Hnilicka Hartford Wolf Pack
Jean-Francois Labbe (2)
2000–01 Mika Noronen Rochester Americans
Tom Askey
2001–02 Martin Prusek Grand Rapids Griffins
Simon Lajeunesse
Mathieu Chouinard
2002–03 Marc Lamothe Grand Rapids Griffins
Joey MacDonald
2003–04 Wade Dubielewicz Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Dieter Kochan
2004–05 Jason LaBarbera (1) Hartford Wolf Pack
Steve Valiquette
2005–06 Dany Sabourin Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2006–07 Jason LaBarbera (2) Manchester Monarchs
2007–08 Nolan Schaefer Houston Aeros
Barry Brust
2008–09 Cory Schneider Manitoba Moose
2009–10 Cedrick Desjardins Hamilton Bulldogs
Curtis Sanford
2010–11 Brad Thiessen (1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
John Curry
2011–12 Ben Scrivens Toronto Marlies
2012–13 Brad Thiessen (2) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Jeff Zatkoff (1)
2013–14 Jeff Deslauriers Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Eric Hartzell
2014–15 Matt Murray Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Jeff Zatkoff (2)
2015–16 Peter Budaj Ontario Reign
2016–17 Tristan Jarry Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Casey DeSmith
2017–18 Garret Sparks Toronto Marlies
Calvin Pickard
2018–19 Edward Pasquale Syracuse Crunch
2019–20 Troy Grosenick Milwaukee Admirals
Connor Ingram
2020–21 Pheonix Copley Hershey Bears
Zachary Fucale
2021–22 Alex Lyon Chicago Wolves
2022–23 Dustin Wolf Calgary Wranglers

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