Matt Leyden Trophy

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The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year as selected by OHL coaches and general managers. It is named in honour of Matt Leyden, a former president of the Ontario Hockey Association.[1] 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.


Season Coach[1] Team
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

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  1. ^ a b Bell, Aaron, ed. (2013). 2013–14 OHL Media Guide. Ontario Hockey League. p. 133.