Lou Kaplan Trophy

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The Lou Kaplan Trophy was presented annually to the World Hockey Association's (WHA) rookie of the year.

History[edit]

Lou Kaplan was one of the original owners of the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA.[1] On August 10, 1973, the WHA officially named its trophies after the team officials at the WHA's founding meeting in 1972. The rookie-of-the-year trophy was named after Kaplan.[2]

Winners[edit]

A statue, located outside Rexall Place in Edmonton, honouring Wayne Gretzky.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saints to Stay Put". Ottawa Citizen. February 24, 1976. p. 24. 
  2. ^ a b "WHA bids for peace". The Windsor Star. August 11, 1973. p. 11. Retrieved July 13, 2011.