Wayne Gretzky Trophy
The Wayne Gretzky Trophy is awarded annually to the champion of the Western conference playoffs in the Ontario Hockey League. It was first awarded in 1999. The winning team competes for the J. Ross Robertson Cup in the OHL finals versus the Bobby Orr Trophy winner.
|Wayne Gretzky Trophy|
|Awarded for||Western Conference playoff champion|
|Most wins||London Knights (6)|
|Most recent||Guelph Storm|
It is named in honour of Wayne Gretzky. He played for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the 1977–78 OHL season, scoring 70 goals as a rookie, establishing an OHL record for most goals by a 16-year-old that stood until 2007. Gretzky also had 112 assists, and 182 points that season, the second highest point total in an OHL season. Gretzky was awarded the Emms Family Award as the rookie of the year, and the William Hanley Trophy as most gentlemanly player.
List of winners of the Wayne Gretzky Trophy.
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