Lou Kaplan Trophy

The Lou Kaplan Trophy was presented annually to the World Hockey Association's (WHA) rookie of the year.


Lou Kaplan was one of the original owners of the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.[1] On August 10, 1973, the WHA officially named its trophies after the team officials at the WHA's founding meeting in 1972. The rookie-of-the-year trophy was named after Kaplan.[2]


A statue, located outside Rogers Place in Edmonton, honouring Wayne Gretzky.

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  1. ^ "Saints to Stay Put". Ottawa Citizen. February 24, 1976. p. 24.
  2. ^ a b "WHA bids for peace". The Windsor Star. August 11, 1973. p. 11. Retrieved July 13, 2011.