Les Cunningham Award

The Les Cunningham Award is given annually to American Hockey League's "Most Valuable Player" of the regular season, as voted on by AHL media and players.

The award was first presented in the 1947–48 season, is named after the late Les Cunningham, a five-time AHL All-Star and three-time Calder Cup champion who averaged better than a point per game over his 10-year playing career with the original Cleveland Barons. Upon his retirement, he was the AHL's career leader in points.

WinnersEdit

Positions key
C Centre LW Left Wing D Defence RW Right Wing G Goaltender
  Player is still active in the AHL
Season Winner Team Position Win #
1947–48 Carl Liscombe (1) Providence Reds LW 1
1948–49 Carl Liscombe (2) Providence Reds LW 2
1949–50 Les Douglas Cleveland Barons C 1
1950–51 Ab DeMarco Buffalo Bisons C 1
1951–52 Ray Powell Providence Reds C 1
1952–53 Eddie Olson Cleveland Barons LW 1
1953–54 George Sullivan Hershey Bears C 1
1954–55 Ross Lowe Springfield Indians D 1
1955–56 Johnny Bower (1) Providence Reds G 1
1956–57 Johnny Bower (2) Providence Reds G 2
1957–58 Johnny Bower (3) Cleveland Barons G 3
1958–59 Rudy Migay Rochester Americans C 1
Bill Hicke RW 1
1959–60 Fred Glover (1) Cleveland Barons C 1
1960–61 Phil Maloney Buffalo Bisons C 1
1961–62 Fred Glover (2) Cleveland Barons C 2
1962–63 Denis DeJordy Buffalo Bisons G 1
1963–64 Fred Glover (3) Cleveland Barons C 3
1964–65 Art Stratton (1) Buffalo Bisons C 1
1965–66 Dick Gamble Rochester Americans LW 1
1966–67 Mike Nykoluk Hershey Bears C 1
1967–68 Dave Creighton Providence Reds C 1
1968–69 Gilles Villemure (1) Buffalo Bisons G 1
1969–70 Gilles Villemure (2) Buffalo Bisons G 2
1970–71 Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers C 1
1971–72 Garry Peters Boston Braves C 1
1972–73 Bill Inglis Cincinnati Swords C 1
1973–74 Art Stratton (2) Rochester Americans C 1
1974–75 Doug Gibson (1) Rochester Americans C 1
1975–76 Ron Andruff Nova Scotia Voyageurs C 1
1976–77 Doug Gibson (2) Rochester Americans C 2
1977–78 Blake Dunlop Maine Mariners F 1
1978–79 Rocky Saganiuk New Brunswick Hawks RW 1
1979–80 Norm Dube Nova Scotia Voyageurs LW 1
1980–81 Pelle Lindbergh Maine Mariners G 1
1981–82 Mike Kaszycki New Brunswick Hawks F 1
1982–83 Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers RW 1
1983–84 Garry Lariviere St. Catharines Saints D 1
Mal Davis Rochester Americans RW 1
1984–85 Paul Gardner (1) Binghamton Whalers C 1
1985–86 Paul Gardner (2) Rochester Americans C 2
1986–87 Tim Tookey Hershey Bears C 1
1987–88 Jody Gage Rochester Americans RW 1
1988–89 Stephan Lebeau Sherbrooke Canadiens C 1
1989–90 Paul Ysebaert Utica Devils LW 1
1990–91 Kevin Todd Utica Devils C 1
1991–92 John Anderson New Haven Nighthawks LW 1
1992–93 Don Biggs Binghamton Rangers C 1
1993–94 Rich Chernomaz St. John's Maple Leafs RW 1
1994–95 Steve Larouche Prince Edward Island Senators C 1
1995–96 Brad Smyth Carolina Monarchs RW 1
1996–97 Jean-Francois Labbe Hershey Bears G 1
1997–98 Steve Guolla Kentucky Thoroughblades C 1
1998–99 Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins C 1
1999–00 Martin Brochu Portland Pirates G 1
2000–01 Derek Armstrong Hartford Wolf Pack LW 1
2001–02 Eric Boguniecki Worcester IceCats C 1
2002–03 Jason Ward Hamilton Bulldogs RW 1
2003–04 Jason LaBarbera Hartford Wolf Pack G 1
2004–05 Jason Spezza Binghamton Senators C 1
2005–06 Donald MacLean Grand Rapids Griffins C 1
2006–07 Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves RW 1
2007–08 Jason Krog Chicago Wolves C 1
2008–09 Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears LW 1
2009–10 Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears C 1
2010–11 Corey Locke Binghamton Senators C 1
2011–12 Cory Conacher Norfolk Admirals LW 1
2012–13 Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch C 1
2013–14 Travis Morin Texas Stars C 1
2014–15 Brian O'Neill Manchester Monarchs RW 1
2015–16 Chris Bourque Hershey Bears LW 1
2016–17 Kenny Agostino Chicago Wolves LW 1
2017–18 Phil Varone Lehigh Valley Phantoms C 1
2018–19 Daniel Carr Chicago Wolves LW 1
2019–20 Gerald Mayhew Iowa Wild C 1
2020–21 T. J. Tynan Colorado Eagles C 1
2021–22 T. J. Tynan (2) Ontario Reign C 2

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