The RDS Cup is awarded annually by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to the overall Rookie of the Year. The Cup was known as the Molson Cup from 1991 to 1994, and the New Face Cup from 1994 to 1996, but is now sponsored by the French-language sports network Réseau des sports (RDS).


Season Player Team
2020–21 Tristan Luneau Gatineau Olympiques
2019–20 Zachary Bolduc Rimouski Océanic
2018–19 Jordan Spence Moncton Wildcats
2017–18 Alexis Lafrenière Rimouski Océanic
2016–17 Nico Hischier Halifax Mooseheads
2015–16 Vitalii Abramov Gatineau Olympiques
2014–15 Dmytro Timashov Quebec Remparts
2013–14 Nikolaj Ehlers Halifax Mooseheads
2012–13 Valentin Zykov[1] Baie-Comeau Drakkar
2011–12 Mikhail Grigorenko[2] Quebec Remparts
2010–11 Charles Hudon Chicoutimi Saguenéens
2009–10 Petr Straka Rimouski Océanic
2008–09 Dmitri Kulikov Drummondville Voltigeurs
2007–08 Olivier Roy Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
2006–07 Jakub Voracek Halifax Mooseheads
2005–06 Ondrej Pavelec Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
2004–05 Derick Brassard Drummondville Voltigeurs
2003–04 Sidney Crosby Rimouski Océanic
2002–03 Petr Vrana Halifax Mooseheads
2001–02 Benoit Mondou Baie-Comeau Drakkar
2000–01 Pierre-Marc Bouchard Chicoutimi Saguenéens
1999–2000 Chris Montgomery Montreal Rocket
1998–99 Ladislav Nagy Halifax Mooseheads
1997–98 Mike Ribeiro Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
1996–97 Vincent Lecavalier Rimouski Océanic
New Face Cup
1995–96 Not awarded.
1994–95 Steve Brule Saint-Jean Lynx
Molson Cup
1993–94 Christian Matte Granby Bisons
1992–93 Ian Laperriere Drummondville Voltigeurs
Martin Lapointe Laval Titan
1991–92 Alexandre Daigle Victoriaville Tigres


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2014-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://theqmjhl.ca/uploads/assets/QMJHL_FR_SITE/saison_2012-2013/GUIDE_LHJMQ_2012113_Trophees_Dumont_RDS_Lagace_Bergeron_196970_201112.pdf[permanent dead link]

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