Matt Leyden Trophy

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Matt Leyden Trophy
Matt Leyden trophy.jpg
SportIce hockey
Given forOHL Coach of the Year
First award1972
Most recentAndré Tourigny

The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year.[1] The award is chosen by fellow OHL general managers. Teams were not permitted to vote for a coach from their own hockey club. Coaches receive five points for a first place vote, three points for a second place vote and one point for a third place vote. Winners of the award are also nominated for the Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award for the Canadian Hockey League.

It is named in honour of Matt Leyden, a former president of the Ontario Hockey Association, and long-time general manager of the Oshawa Generals. Leyden established the Generals dynasty that won seven consecutive J. Ross Robertson Cups and three Memorial Cups between 1937 and 1944.[2][3]


List of winners of the Matt Leyden Trophy.[1]

Season Coach Team
2018–19 André Tourigny Ottawa 67's
2017–18 Drew Bannister Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2016–17 Ryan McGill Owen Sound Attack
2015–16 Kris Knoblauch Erie Otters
2014–15 Sheldon Keefe Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2013–14 D.J. Smith Oshawa Generals
2012–13 Mike Vellucci Plymouth Whalers
2011–12 Greg Gilbert Saginaw Spirit
2010–11 Mark Reeds Owen Sound Attack
2009–10 Dale Hunter London Knights
2008–09 Bob Boughner Windsor Spitfires
2007–08 Bob Boughner Windsor Spitfires
2006–07 Mike Vellucci Plymouth Whalers
2005–06 Dave Barr Guelph Storm
2004–05 Dale Hunter London Knights
2003–04 Dale Hunter London Knights
2002–03 Brian Kilrea Ottawa 67's
2001–02 Craig Hartsburg Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2000–01 Dave MacQueen Erie Otters
1999–00 Peter DeBoer Plymouth Whalers
1998–99 Peter DeBoer Plymouth Whalers
1997–98 Gary Agnew London Knights
1996–97 Brian Kilrea Ottawa 67's
1995–96 Brian Kilrea Ottawa 67's
1994–95 Craig Hartsburg Guelph Storm
1993–94 Bert Templeton North Bay Centennials
1992–93 Gary Agnew London Knights
1991–92 George Burnett Niagara Falls Thunder
1990–91 George Burnett Niagara Falls Thunder
1989–90 Larry Mavety Kingston Frontenacs
1988–89 Joe McDonnell Kitchener Rangers
1987–88 Dick Todd Peterborough Petes
1986–87 Paul Theriault Oshawa Generals
1985–86 Jacques Martin Guelph Platers
1984–85 Terry Crisp Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1983–84 Tom Barrett Kitchener Rangers
1982–83 Terry Crisp Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1981–82 Brian Kilrea Ottawa 67's
1980–81 Brian Kilrea Ottawa 67's
1979–80 Dave Chambers Toronto Marlboros
1978–79 Gary Green Peterborough Petes
1977–78 Bill White Oshawa Generals
1976–77 Bill Long London Knights
1975–76 Jerry Toppazzini Sudbury Wolves
1974–75 Bert Templeton Hamilton Fincups
1973–74 Jack Bownass Kingston Canadians
1972–73 George Armstrong Toronto Marlboros
1971–72 Gus Bodnar Oshawa Generals

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "OHL Awards". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  2. ^ Lapp, Richard M.; Macaulay, Alec (1997), The Memorial Cup, Madeira Park, British Columbia: Harbour Publishing, pp. 61, 65–68, 74, 135, 143, ISBN 1-55017-170-4
  3. ^ Brown, Babe; Attersley, Bobby (1978), A History of the Oshawa Generals, One, Toronto, Ontario: Chimo, pp. 2, 38, ISBN 0-920344-07-0

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