Budweiser NHL Man of the Year Award

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The Budweiser NHL Man of the Year Award was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch to award a National Hockey League player based on his sportsmanship and involvement with charitable groups. Every NHL team nominates a player and the winner would be chosen by a panel of judges at the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs and receive $21,000 to donate to their charities.[1] The award lasted from the 1987-88 season until the 1991-92 season. Six years later, the NHL established the NHL Foundation Player Award, which serves as a similar function.


Season Winner Nationality Position Team Note
1987–88 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier  Canada
 United States
Centre New York Islanders [2]
1988–89 McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald  Canada Right Wing Calgary Flames [3]
1989–90 Lowe, KevinKevin Lowe  Canada Defencemen Edmonton Oilers [4]
1990–91 Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen  Canada Right Wing Hartford Whalers [5]
1991–92 Walter, RyanRyan Walter  Canada Centre Vancouver Canucks [6]


  1. ^ Chester Swenson, Selling to a Segmented Market (McGraw-Hill, 1992), ISBN 0-8442-3459-1; trade paperback, pp 126.
  2. ^ PR Newswire (1988-05-23). "Islanders' Bryan Trottier captures first Budweiser-NHL Man of the Year Award". PR Newswire. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Lanny McDonald". 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  4. ^ "KEVIN LOWE President, Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "NHL Awards". whalershockey.com. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 
  6. ^ 1992-93 Vancouver Canucks Yearbook (Vancouver Canuck, 1992), pp 61.