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Award Winners

At the end of each season, the Canucks announce several winners of team trophies. These awards are often presented prior to the last home game of the season (assuming the game isn't so important that the players need to concentrate on it). The complete list of trophies and their winners are listed here.

Babe Pratt Trophy
(Best Defenseman)
Molson Cup
(Game Star Selections)
Cyclone Taylor Trophy
(Most Valuable Player)
Most Exciting Player
Cyrus H. McLean Trophy
(Leading Point Scorer)
President's Trophy
(Most Valuable Player)
Fred J. Hume Award
(Unsung Hero)
Ram Tough Award
(Most Agressive Player)

Babe Pratt Trophy

Originially presented at the end of 1972-73 as the Premier's Trophy, this award was renamed in honour of Hall-of-Fame defenseman and Canuck goodwill ambassador Babe Pratt in 1989-90. In earlier years, this trophy was selected by members of the local media, but has been chosen by Canuck fans for over ten years.

72-73 - Barry Wilkins
73-74 - Jocelyn Guevremont
74-75 - Bob Dailey
75-76 - Dennis Kearns
76-77 - Dennis Kearns
77-78 - Harold Snepsts
78-79 - Harold Snepsts
79-80 - Harold Snepsts
80-81 - Kevin McCarthy
81-82 - Harold Snepsts
82-83 - Doug Halward
83-84 - Rick Lanz
84-85 - Doug Lidster
85-86 - Doug Lidster
86-87 - Doug Lidster
87-88 - Jim Benning
88-89 - Paul Reinhart
89-90 - Paul Reinhart
90-91 - Doug Lidster
91-92 - Jyrki Lumme
92-93 - Dana Murzyn
93-94 - Jyrki Lumme
94-95 - Jeff Brown
95-96 - Jyrki Lumme
96-97 - Jyrki Lumme
97-98 - Mattias Ohlund
98-99 - Adrian Aucoin
99-00 - Mattias Ohlund
00-01 - Ed Jovanovski
01-02 - Ed Jovanovski
02-03 - Ed Jovanovski
03-04 - Mattias Ohlund
05-06 - Mattias Ohlund
06-07 - Kevin Bieksa
07-08 - Willie Mitchell
08-09 - Willie Mitchell
09-10 - Christian Ehrhoff

Cyclone Taylor Trophy

This trophy has been presented each season since 1970-71 to the most valuable player on the Canucks. It is named for legendary hockey player Fred "Cyclone" Taylor. In its early days, the trophy was voted on by members of the local media, but is now chosen by the fans.

70-71 - Orland Kurtenbach
71-72 - Orland Kurtenbach
72-73 - Orland Kurtenbach
73-74 - Gary Smith
74-75 - Gary Smith
75-76 - Don Lever
76-77 - Cesare Maniago
77-78 - Cesare Maniago
78-79 - T.Gradin, G.Hanlon
79-80 - Stan Smyl
80-81 - Richard Brodeur
81-82 - Richard Brodeur
82-83 - Stan Smyl
83-84 - Patrik Sundstrom
84-85 - Richard Brodeur
85-86 - Stan Smyl
86-87 - Barry Pederson
87-88 - Tony Tanti
88-89 - Trevor Linden
89-90 - Kirk McLean
90-91 - Trevor Linden
91-92 - Kirk McLean
92-93 - Pavel Bure
93-94 - Pavel Bure
94-95 - Trevor Linden
95-96 - Trevor Linden
96-97 - Martin Gelinas
97-98 - Pavel Bure
98-99 - Markus Naslund
99-00 - Mark Messier
00-01 - Markus Naslund
01-02 - Markus Naslund
02-03 - Markus Naslund
03-04 - Markus Naslund
05-06 - Alex Auld
06-07 - Roberto Luongo
07-08 - Roberto Luongo
08-09 - Ryan Kesler
09-10 - Henrik Sedin

Cyrus H. McLean Trophy

This trophy has been presented each season since 1970-71 to leading scorer (points) of the Canucks at the end of the regular season. In some seasons where the race is close and the Canucks finish on the road, the trophy is not presented on awards night. There is no tie-breaking formula used with this trophy; if two players have the same number of points, they both win.

70-71 - Andre Boudrias
71-72 - A.Boudrias, O.Kurtenbach
72-73 - Bobby Schmautz
73-74 - Andre Boudrias
74-75 - Andre Boudrias
75-76 - Dennis Ververgaert
76-77 - Rick Blight
77-78 - Mike Walton
78-79 - Ron Sedlbauer
79-80 - Stan Smyl
80-81 - Thomas Gradin
81-82 - Thomas Gradin
82-83 - Stan Smyl
83-84 - Patrik Sundstrom
84-85 - Patrik Sundstrom
85-86 - Petri Skriko
86-87 - Tony Tanti
87-88 - Tony Tanti
88-89 - Petri Skriko
89-90 - Dan Quinn *
90-91 - Trevor Linden
91-92 - Trevor Linden
92-93 - Pavel Bure
93-94 - Pavel Bure
94-95 - Pavel Bure
95-96 - Alexander Mogilny
96-97 - Alexander Mogilny
97-98 - Pavel Bure
98-99 - Markus Naslund
99-00 - Markus Naslund
00-01 - Markus Naslund
01-02 - Markus Naslund
02-03 - Markus Naslund
03-04 - Markus Naslund
05-06 - Markus Naslund
06-07 - Daniel Sedin
07-08 - Henrik Sedin
08-09 - D.Sedin, H.Sedin
09-10 - Henrik Sedin

* In 1989-90, the trophy was awarded to Dan Quinn, even though 29 of his 63 points were recorded while he was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Fred J. Hume Award

This trophy which honours the Canuck unsung hero actually pre-dates the NHL Canucks. Named for one-time owner of the Canucks, Fred Hume, the trophy has names inscribed on it as far back as 1965-66. For most of its history, this award has been selected by the members of the Vancouver Canucks Booster Club.

65-66 - Larry Popein
66-67 - Bob Blackburn
67-68 - Tony Esposito
68-69 - Duke Harris
69-70 - Germain Gagnon
70-71 - Barry Wilkins
71-72 - Ron Ward
72-73 - Dennis Kearns
73-74 - Don Lever
74-75 - Gary Monahan
75-76 - Mike Robitaille
76-77 - Hilliard Graves
77-78 - Hilliard Graves
78-79 - Harold Snepsts
79-80 - Kevin McCarthy
80-81 - Per-Olov Brasar
81-82 - Lars Lindgren
82-83 - Doug Halward
83-84 - Jiri Bubla
84-85 - Doug Lidster
85-86 - Brent Peterson
86-87 - Garth Butcher
87-88 - Rich Sutter
88-89 - Rich Sutter
89-90 - Steve Bozek
90-91 - Steve Bozek
91-92 - Garry Valk
92-93 - Cliff Ronning
93-94 - John McIntyre
94-95 - Martin Gelinas
95-96 - Martin Gelinas
96-97 - Mike Sillinger
97-98 - Brian Noonan
98-99 - Adrian Aucoin
99-00 - Andrew Cassels
00-01 - Murray Baron
01-02 - Scott Lachance
02-03 - Matt Cooke
03-04 - Brent Sopel
05-06 - Jarkko Ruutu
06-07 - Kevin Bieksa
07-08 - Alex Burrows
08-09 - Steve Bernier
09-10 - Mason Raymond

Molson Cup

Although the post-game three star selection has been around since long before the NHL came to Vancouver, the post-season award only started in 1975-76. Each player selected as one of the three stars gets five points towards this award. The player with the most points at the end of the season receives the cup.

75-76 - Bobby Lalonde
76-77 - Cesare Maniago
77-78 - Cesare Maniago
78-79 - Glen Hanlon
79-80 - Glen Hanlon
80-81 - Richard Brodeur
81-82 - Richard Brodeur
82-83 - Thomas Gradin
83-84 - Patrik Sundstrom
84-85 - Richard Brodeur
85-86 - Richard Brodeur
86-87 - Petri Skriko
87-88 - Kirk McLean
88-89 - Trevor Linden
89-90 - Kirk McLean
90-91 - Trevor Linden
91-92 - Pavel Bure
92-93 - Pavel Bure
93-94 - Pavel Bure
94-95 - Kirk McLean
95-96 - Trevor Linden
96-97 - Martin Gelinas
97-98 - Pavel Bure
98-99 - Garth Snow
99-00 - Mark Messier
00-01 - Markus Naslund
01-02 - Markus Naslund
02-03 - Markus Naslund
03-04 - Dan Cloutier
05-06 - Alex Auld
06-07 - Roberto Luongo
07-08 - Roberto Luongo
08-09 - Roberto Luongo
09-10 - Henrik Sedin

Most Exciting Player

This trophy is awarded annually to the most exciting player on the Canucks (duh!) as selected by the fans.

70-71 - Andre Boudrias
71-72 - Andre Boudrias
72-73 - Bobby Schmautz
73-74 - Don Lever
74-75 - Bobby Lalonde
75-76 - Bobby Lalonde
76-77 - Bobby Lalonde
77-78 - Hilliard Graves
78-79 - Thomas Gradin
79-80 - Stan Smyl
80-81 - Tiger Williams
81-82 - Thomas Gradin
82-83 - Darcy Rota
83-84 - Tony Tanti
84-85 - Tony Tanti
85-86 - Tony Tanti
86-87 - Tony Tanti
87-88 - Tony Tanti
88-89 - Trevor Linden
89-90 - Brian Bradley
90-91 - Trevor Linden
91-92 - Pavel Bure
92-93 - Pavel Bure
93-94 - Pavel Bure
94-95 - Pavel Bure
95-96 - Alexander Mogilny
96-97 - Martin Gelinas
97-98 - Pavel Bure
98-99 - Markus Naslund
99-00 - Todd Bertuzzi
00-01 - Markus Naslund
01-02 - Todd Bertuzzi
02-03 - Todd Bertuzzi
03-04 - Todd Bertuzzi
05-06 - Anson Carter
06-07 - Roberto Luongo
07-08 - Alex Burrows
08-09 - Alex Burrows
09-10 - Alex Burrows

President's Trophy

From 1974-75 to 1995-96, this trophy was awarded to the Canucks' most valuable player. It was originally presented by CP Air and later Canadian Airlines and the player won a pair of airline tickets with the trophy. Obviously, many of the names match the Cyclone Taylor Trophy (also awarded to the MVP).

74-75 - Gary Smith
75-76 - Bobby Lalonde
76-77 - Cesare Maniago
77-78 - Cesare Maniago
78-79 - Glen Hanlon
79-80 - Stan Smyl
80-81 - Richard Brodeur
81-82 - Richard Brodeur
82-83 - Stan Smyl
83-84 - Patrik Sundstrom
84-85 - Richard Brodeur
85-86 - Stan Smyl
86-87 - Barry Pederson
87-88 - Tony Tanti
88-89 - Trevor Linden
89-90 - Kirk McLean
90-91 - Trevor Linden
91-92 - Kirk McLean
92-93 - Pavel Bure
93-94 - Pavel Bure
94-95 - Trevor Linden
95-96 - Trevor Linden

Ram Tough Award

When Pat Quinn and company took over the Canucks in 1988-89, they instituted a new award for the most agressive player of the Canucks. The Ram Tough Award and a truck were awarded to the player selected by Canuck management as the most agressive all season long. This award lasted until 1993-94.

88-89 - Garth Butcher
89-90 - Ronnie Stern
90-91 - Gino Odjick
91-92 - Gerald Diduck
92-93 - Linden, Sandlak
93-94 - John McIntyre
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