Max Kaminsky Trophy

The Max Kaminsky Trophy is awarded annually by the Ontario Hockey League to the most outstanding defenceman. The award is named in honour of Max Kaminsky, who coached the St. Catharines Teepees to the Memorial Cup in 1960 and died shortly thereafter of cancer.[1] The winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy is nominated for the CHL Defenceman of the Year.

Max Kaminsky Trophy
SportIce hockey
Given forMost outstanding defenceman in OHL
First award1961
Most recentNoel Hoefenmayer

Prior to 1969, the Max Kaminsky Trophy was awarded to the most gentlemanly player in the league. The William Hanley Trophy is now awarded for the most sportsmanlike player in the OHL.

Most outstanding defenceman (1969–present)Edit

List of Max Kaminsky Trophy winners from 1969–present, as most outstanding defenceman.[1]

  • Blue background denotes also named CHL Defenceman of the Year.
Season Player Team
2019–20 Noel Hoefenmayer Ottawa 67's
2018–19 Evan Bouchard London Knights
2017–18 Nicolas Hague Mississauga Steelheads
2016–17 Darren Raddysh Erie Otters
2015–16 Mikhail Sergachev Windsor Spitfires
2014–15 Anthony DeAngelo Sarnia & Sault Ste. Marie
2013–14 Aaron Ekblad Barrie Colts
2012–13 Ryan Sproul Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds
2011–12 Dougie Hamilton Niagara IceDogs
2010–11 Ryan Ellis Windsor Spitfires
2009–10 Jake Muzzin Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2008–09 Ryan Ellis Windsor Spitfires
2007–08 Drew Doughty Guelph Storm
2006–07 Marc Staal Sudbury Wolves
2005–06 Andrej Sekera Owen Sound Attack
2004–05 Danny Syvret London Knights
2003–04 James Wisniewski Plymouth Whalers
2002–03 Brendan Bell Ottawa 67's
2001–02 Eric Reitz Barrie Colts
2000–01 Alexei Semenov Sudbury Wolves
1999–00 John Erskine London Knights
1998–99 Brian Campbell Ottawa 67's
1997–98 Chris Allen Kingston Frontenacs
1996–97 Sean Blanchard Ottawa 67's
1995–96 Bryan Berard Detroit Whalers
1994–95 Bryan Berard Detroit Junior Red Wings
1993–94 Jamie Rivers Sudbury Wolves
1992–93 Chris Pronger Peterborough Petes
1991–92 Drake Berehowsky North Bay Centennials
1990–91 Chris Snell Ottawa 67's
1989–90 John Slaney Cornwall Royals
1988–89 Bryan Fogarty Niagara Falls Thunder
1987–88 Darryl Shannon Windsor Spitfires
1986–87 Kerry Huffman Guelph Platers
1985–86 Jeff Brown Sudbury Wolves
Terry Carkner Peterborough Petes
1984–85 Bob Halkidis London Knights
1983–84 Brad Shaw Ottawa 67's
1982–83 Al MacInnis Kitchener Rangers
1981–82 Ron Meighan Niagara Falls Flyers
1980–81 Randy Boyd Ottawa 67's
1979–80 Larry Murphy Peterborough Petes
1978–79 Greg Theberge Peterborough Petes
1977–78 Brad Marsh London Knights
Rob Ramage London Knights
1976–77 Craig Hartsburg Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1975–76 Rick Green London Knights
1974–75 Mike O'Connell Kingston Canadians
1973–74 Jim Turkiewicz Peterborough Petes
1972–73 Denis Potvin Ottawa 67's
1971–72 Denis Potvin Ottawa 67's
1970–71 Jocelyn Guevremont Montreal Junior Canadiens
1969–70 Ron Plumb Peterborough Petes

Most gentlemanly player (1961–1969)Edit

List of Max Kaminsky Trophy winners from 1961–69, as most gentlemanly player.[1]

Season Winner Team
1968–69 Rejean Houle Montreal Junior Canadiens
1967–68 Tom Webster Niagara Falls Flyers
1966–67 Mickey Redmond Peterborough Petes
1965–66 Andre Lacroix Peterborough Petes
1964–65 Jimmy Peters Jr. Hamilton Red Wings
1963–64 Fred Stanfield St. Catharines Teepees
1962–63 Paul Henderson Hamilton Red Wings
1961–62 Lowell MacDonald Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1960–61 Bruce Draper Toronto St. Michael's Majors

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "OHL Awards". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.

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