Babe Pratt Trophy

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Dan Hamhuis is the award's most recent recipient (2013 & 2014)

The Babe Pratt Trophy is an annual award presented to the best defenceman on the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). One of six annual team awards presented to Canucks players, it is voted by the team fans and is presented at the last home game of the regular season.[1] The most recent recipient is Dan Hamhuis, who won in 2013–14.

History[edit]

The Babe Pratt Trophy was first awarded for the 1972–73 season as the Premier's Trophy. After the death of Hall of Fame defenceman and Canucks goodwill ambassador Babe Pratt, the trophy was renamed in honour of him for the 1989–90 season. Originally, the trophy's recipient was decided by local media, but is now decided by fan vote.

The most prolific award winners in the trophy's history have been:

Award winners[edit]

Four-time winner (1997–98, 1999–2000, 2003–04, 2005–06), Mattias Ohlund
Three-time winner (2000–01 to 2002–03), Ed Jovanovski
Two-time winner (2007–08 and 2008–09), Willie Mitchell (left)
2006–07 recipient, Kevin Bieksa
Christian Ehrhoff won the award in his only two seasons with the team, in 2009–10 and 2010–11.
  •   †  Player is still active with the Canucks.
Season Winner Win # Ref
1972–73 Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins 1 [2]
1973–74 Guevremont, JocelynJocelyn Guevremont 1 [2]
1974–75 Dailey, BobBob Dailey 1 [2]
1975–76 Kearns, DennisDennis Kearns 1 [2]
1976–77 Kearns, DennisDennis Kearns 2 [2]
1977–78 Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts 1 [2]
1978–79 Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts 2 [2]
1979–80 Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts 3 [2]
1980–81 McCarthy, KevinKevin McCarthy 1 [2]
1981–82 Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts 4 [2]
1982–83 Halward, DougDoug Halward 1 [2]
1983–84 Lanz, RickRick Lanz 1 [2]
1984–85 Lidster, DougDoug Lidster 1 [2]
1985–86 Lidster, DougDoug Lidster 2 [2]
1986–87 Lidster, DougDoug Lidster 3 [2]
1987–88 Benning, JimJim Benning 1 [2]
1988–89 Reinhart, PaulPaul Reinhart 1 [2]
1989–90 Reinhart, PaulPaul Reinhart 2 [2]
1990–91 Lidster, DougDoug Lidster 4 [2]
1991–92 Lumme, JyrkiJyrki Lumme 1 [2]
1992–93 Murzyn, DanaDana Murzyn 1 [2]
1993–94 Lumme, JyrkiJyrki Lumme 2 [2]
1994–95 Brown, JeffJeff Brown 1 [2]
1995–96 Lumme, JyrkiJyrki Lumme 3 [2]
1996–97 Lumme, JyrkiJyrki Lumme 4 [2]
1997–98 Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 1 [2]
1998–99 Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin 1 [2]
1999–2000 Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 2 [2]
2000–01 Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski 1 [2]
2001–02 Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski 2 [2]
2002–03 Jovanovski, EdEd Jovanovski 3 [2]
2003–04 Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 3 [2]
2004–05 2004–05 NHL lockout
No winner
2005–06 Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund 4 [2]
2006–07 Bieksa, KevinKevin Bieksa 1 [2]
2007–08 Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 1 [1]
2008–09 Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 2 [1]
2009–10 Ehrhoff, ChristianChristian Ehrhoff 1 [3]
2010–11 Ehrhoff, ChristianChristian Ehrhoff 2 [3]
2011–12 Edler, AlexanderAlexander Edler 1 [4]
2012–13 Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 1 [5]
2013–14 Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis 2 [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Canucks announce 2008-09 team award". Vancouver Canucks. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Canucks All-Time Records". National Hockey Leageue. 2007. p. 213. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ a b Addison, Bob (2011-04-07). "Injured Malhotra on hand to collect Presidents' Trophy: Canucks present season-ending club awards". Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Henrik Sedin wins Canucks MVP award". Vancouver Canucks. 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Canucks announce team awards". Vancouver Canucks. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Canucks announce 2013.14 team awards". Vancouver Canucks. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 

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