Ed Chynoweth Trophy

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For the WHL championship trophy, see Ed Chynoweth Cup.
Ed Chynoweth Trophy
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Established 1996
Current holder(s) Henrik Samuelsson
Awarded to the Top scorer in the Memorial Cup

The Ed Chynoweth Trophy is awarded to the leading scorer at the Memorial Cup tournament. It was first awarded in 1996.[1] In the case of a tie in points, the award is given to the player with the fewest games played.[2] If they have played the same number of games, the award goes to the player with the most goals scored. The current holder is Henrik Samuelsson who scored eight points in the 2014 Memorial Cup tournament.[3]

No player has won the award twice. Amongst the three leagues, a player from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) has won the award eight times, while players representing the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has won it five times and Western Hockey League (WHL) has won the award four times. The WHL's Vancouver Giants and QMJHL's Hull/Gatineau Olympiqes and the Halifax Mooseheads have twice had one of their players win the award.[4] Christian Dube and Nathan MacKinnon are tied with 13 points the highest winning total for the award, though they both fall short of the tournament record of 16 points set by Jeff Larmer of the Kitchener Rangers in 1982 and Guy Rouleau of the Olympiques in 1986.[5]

The trophy is named after Ed Chynoweth, who was the president of the WHL from 1972 to 1996. He helped create the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and served as its president from 1975 until 1996.[6] Chynoweth was instramental in the creation of the CHL, and as its president, he helped create Canadian junior hockey's scholarship program and organized the Memorial Cup into a tournament format.[7] Chynoweth stepped down as WHL and CHL president in 1996 when he was awarded a WHL expansion franchise, the Edmonton Ice (now Kootenay Ice), a team he operated until his death in 2008.[8] He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame shortly after his death.[6]

Winners[edit]

Taylor Hall was the leading scorer in 2010 with nine points.
Tournament Winner[4] Team Points
2014 Henrik Samuelsson Edmonton Oil Kings 8 (4g, 4a)
2013 Nathan Mackinnon Halifax Mooseheads 13 (7g, 6a)
2012 Michael Chaput Shawinigan Cataractes 12 (5g, 7a)
2011 Andrew Shaw Owen Sound Attack 7 (2g, 5a)
2010 Taylor Hall Windsor Spitfires 9 (5g, 4a)
2009 Jamie Benn Kelowna Rockets 9 (5g, 4a)
2008 Justin Azevedo Kitchener Rangers 11 (4g, 7a)
2007 Michal Repik Vancouver Giants 7 (3g, 4a)
2006 Gilbert Brule Vancouver Giants 12 (6g, 6a)
2005 Sidney Crosby Rimouski Océanic 11 (6g, 5a)
2004 Doug O'Brien Gatineau Olympiques 8 (3g, 5a)
2003 Gregory Campbell Kitchener Rangers 7 (1g, 6a)
2002 Matthew Lombardi Victoriaville Tigres 9 (2g, 7a)
2001 Simon Gamache Val-d'Or Foreurs 7 (4g, 3a)
2000 Ramzi Abid Halifax Mooseheads 10 (6g, 4a)
1999 Justin Davis Ottawa 67's 9 (3g, 6a)
1998 Andrej Podkonicky Portland Winter Hawks 10 (6g, 4a)
1997 Christian Dubé Hull Olympiques 13 (6g, 7a)
1996 Philippe Audet Granby Prédateurs 8 (4g, 4a)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Induction showcase – Ed Chynoweth". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ Parker, Jim (2009-05-25). "Hall named MVP". Windsor Star. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  3. ^ "OIL KINGS ARE MASTERCARD MEMORIAL CUP CHAMPIONS". mastercardmemorialcup.ca. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Bell, Aaron (ed.). 2009–10 OHL Media Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 169. 
  5. ^ "2010 Mastercard Memorial Cup Record Book" (PDF). Canadian Hockey League. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  6. ^ a b "Ed Chynoweth Biography". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  7. ^ King, Patrick (2008-11-13). "A proud legacy". Rogers Sportsnet. Retrieved 2010-05-24. 
  8. ^ "Ed Chynoweth inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame". Western Hockey League. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2010-05-24. [dead link]