Matt Leyden Trophy
|Matt Leyden Trophy|
|Given for||OHL Coach of the Year|
|Most recent||André Tourigny|
The Matt Leyden Trophy is awarded annually to the Ontario Hockey League Coach of the Year. 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.
List of winners of the Matt Leyden Trophy.
- Blue background denotes also named Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Award
- Ron Lapointe Trophy – Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Coach of the Year
- Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy – Western Hockey League Coach of the Year
- List of Canadian Hockey League awards
- "OHL Awards". Ontario Hockey League. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
- 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
- Brown, Babe; Attersley, Bobby (1978), A History of the Oshawa Generals, One, Toronto, Ontario: Chimo, pp. 2, 38, ISBN 0-920344-07-0