NHL General Manager of the Year Award

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General Manager of the Year Award
Award details
Sport Ice hockey
Given for top National Hockey League General Manager
First award 2010
Most recent Jim Rutherford

The General Manager of the Year Award is awarded annually National Hockey League general manager as voted by "a 40-member panel that included all 30 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members."[1] The current title holder is Jim Rutherford, of the Pittsburgh Penguins.


In 1993, Brian Burke, who was at the time working for the league, suggested the award.[2] However, it was not created until 2010. It was presented during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the annual GM meeting, rather than during the Awards ceremony with the majority of the other NHL Awards.[1] The next year, it was announced that the award would be included in the full ceremony.[3]


Season Winner Team Win #
2009–10 Don Maloney[2] Phoenix Coyotes 1
2010–11 Mike Gillis Vancouver Canucks 1
2011–12 Doug Armstrong St. Louis Blues 1
2012–13 Ray Shero Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2013–14 Bob Murray Anaheim Ducks 1
2014–15 Steve Yzerman Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2015–16 Jim Rutherford Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2016–17 [[]] [[]] 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Dellapine, John (2010-06-02). "Maloney named NHL's top GM by his peers". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  2. ^ a b Allen, Kevin (2010-06-02). "Phoenix Coyotes' Don Maloney named league's top GM". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  3. ^ Kalan, David (2011-04-20). "Gillis, Yzerman and Poile are GM of the Year finalists". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-04-20.