Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award

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The Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award, formerly known as USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Award, is presented annually to the most outstanding American-born player in Junior hockey. Chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of Junior coaches and administrators, criteria for the award also includes having played for a US-based Junior team.

The award is named after Dave Tyler, who served on USA Hockey's Board of Directors for 32 years and played an instrumental role in the development and growth of junior hockey in the United States.

List of winners[edit]

2017–18 Jack Hughes, Team USA[1]
2016–17 Zach Solow, Dubuque Fighting Saints[2]
2015–16 Rem Pitlick, Muskegon Lumberjacks[3]
2014–15 Kyle Connor, Youngstown Phantoms
2013–14 Tucker Poolman, Omaha Lancers
2012–13 Taylor Cammarata, Waterloo Blackhawks
2011–12 Andy Welinski, Green Bay Gamblers
2010–11 Blake Coleman, Indiana Ice[4]
2009–10 Matt White, Omaha Lancers[5]
2008–09 Andrew Miller, Chicago Steel
2007–08 Jack Connolly, Sioux Falls Stampede
2006–07 Jeff Petry, Des Moines Buccaneers
2005–06 Trevor Lewis, Des Moines Buccaneers
2004–05 Jeff Lerg, Omaha Lancers
2003–04 Joe Pavelski, Waterloo Black Hawks
2002–03 Ryan Potulny, Lincoln Stars
2001–02 Greg Rallo, Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL)
2000–01 Chris Fournier, Lincoln Stars
1999–00 Aaron Smith, Green Bay Gamblers
1998–99 Peter Fregoe, Des Moines Buccaneers
1997–98 Nate DiCasmirro, North Iowa Huskies
1996–97 Karl Goehring, Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks
1995–96 Brian McCullough, Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL)
1994–95 Ben Henrich, Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
1993–94 Jason Blake, Waterloo Black Hawks
Note: The award has been won by players from teams in the USHL, unless otherwise noted.


  1. ^ "NTDP's Jack Hughes named USA Hockey's Junior Player of the Year". MIHockey.com. May 22, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/795888?referrer_id=752796
  3. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/news_article/show/651467-2016-usa-hockey-annual-award-winners-announced
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2011-06-25.
  5. ^ http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4023967

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