James C. Hendy Memorial Award

The James C. Hendy Memorial Award is presented annually to an executive who has made the most outstanding contribution to the American Hockey League.

The award is named after Jim Hendy, a long-time contributor to the AHL and the general manager of the Cleveland Barons until his death in 1961.



Season Recipient Team
1961–62 James G. Balmer
1962–63 C. Stafford Smythe
1963–64 James H. Ellery†
1964–65 Robert Martineau
1965–66 Jack Riley
1966–67 Louis A.R. Pieri
1967–68 John B. Sollenberger
1968–69 Lloyd S. Blinco
1969–70 Eddie Shore
1970–71 Jack A. Butterfield
1971–72 Robert W. Clarke
1972–73 Richard F. Canning
1973–74 Arthur Whiteman
1974–75 Fred T. Hunt
1975–76 Macgregor Kilpatrick
1976–77 Frank Mathers
1977–78 Sam Pollock
1978–79 Harry Sinden
1979–80 Ned Harkness
1980–81 Ed Anderson
1981–82 Roy Mlakar
1982–83 George Bergantz Rochester Americans
1983–84 Jack A. Butterfield
1984–85 John Haas
1985–86 George Guilbault
1986–87 Joel Schiavone
1987–88 Tom Mitchell
1988–89 Bruce Landon
1989–90 David Andrews
1990–91 Frank Mathers
1991–92 Gordon Anziano
Pat Hickey
1992–93 Robert W. Clarke
1993–94 Tom Ebright Portland Pirates
1994–95 Doug Burch Albany River Rats
1995–96 Steve Donner Rochester Americans
1996–97 Jay Feaster Hershey Bears
1997–98 Frank Miceli Philadelphia Phantoms
1998–99 Jody Gage Rochester Americans
1999–00 Doug Yingst Hershey Bears
2000–01 Stew MacDonald Saint John Flames
2001–02 Glenn Stanford St. John's Maple Leafs
2002–03 Jeff Barrett Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2003–04 Jeff Eisenberg Manchester Monarchs
2004–05 Mark Chipman Manitoba Moose
2005–06 Doug Yingst Hershey Bears
2006–07 Jon Greenberg Milwaukee Admirals
2007–08 Mark Bernard Norfolk Admirals
2008–09 Craig Heisinger Manitoba Moose
2009–10 Howard Dolgon Syracuse Crunch
2010–11 Michael A. Mudd Worcester Sharks
2011–12 Glenn Stanford St. John's IceCaps
2012–13 Mike Gordon Chicago Wolves
2013–14 Robert Esche Utica Comets
Gordon Kaye Rockford IceHogs
2014–15 Vance Lederman Syracuse Crunch
2015–16 Tera Black Charlotte Checkers
2016–17 Jim Brooks
Rob Brooks
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
2017–18 Tim Gortsema Grand Rapids Griffins
2018–19 Nathan Costa Springfield Thunderbirds
2019–20 Frank Miceli San Antonio Rampage
2020–21 Melissa Caruso[2]

† awarded posthumously


  1. ^ "AHL Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  2. ^ "American Hockey League Announces Winners of 2020-21 Excellence Awards". OurSports Central. August 9, 2021.

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