Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award

The Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award is awarded annually to the top National Hockey League general manager as voted by "a 41-member panel that included all 31 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members."[1] First awarded in 2010, the award was renamed in 2019 after the death of former NHL executive Jim Gregory. The current title holder is Lou Lamoriello, of the New York Islanders.

Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award
SportIce hockey
Awarded fortop National Hockey League General Manager
First award2010
Most recentLou Lamoriello
New York Islanders


In 1993, Brian Burke, who was at the time working for the league, suggested the award.[2] However, it was not created until 2010. It was presented during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the annual GM meeting, rather than during the Awards ceremony with the majority of the other NHL Awards.[1] The next year, it was announced that the award would be included in the full ceremony.[3]

On November 19, 2019, the NHL announced it would rename the award in honour of Jim Gregory, the recently deceased former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and former NHL executive. The official name is changed to the "Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award."[4]

On June 22, 2021, New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello became the first General Manager to win the award twice.


Lou Lamoriello, only executive with multiple wins, which were won consecutively in 2019–20 and 2020–21.
  Individual is active as a general manager in the NHL
Season Winner Team Win #
2009–10 Don Maloney[2] Phoenix Coyotes 1
2010–11 Mike Gillis Vancouver Canucks 1
2011–12 Doug Armstrong St. Louis Blues 1
2012–13 Ray Shero Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2013–14 Bob Murray Anaheim Ducks 1
2014–15 Steve Yzerman Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2015–16 Jim Rutherford Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2016–17 David Poile Nashville Predators 1
2017–18 George McPhee Vegas Golden Knights 1
2018–19 Don Sweeney Boston Bruins 1
2019–20 Lou Lamoriello New York Islanders 1
2020–21 Lou Lamoriello New York Islanders 2

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Dellapine, John (2010-06-02). "Maloney named NHL's top GM by his peers". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  2. ^ a b Allen, Kevin (2010-06-02). "Phoenix Coyotes' Don Maloney named league's top GM". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  3. ^ Kalan, David (2011-04-20). "Gillis, Yzerman and Poile are GM of the Year finalists". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  4. ^ NHL Public Relations (November 19, 2019). "NHL renames general manager award for Gregory". nhl.com (Press release). NHL. Retrieved November 19, 2019.