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Les Cunningham Award

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Les Cunningham Award

The Les Cunningham Award is given annually to American Hockey League's "Most Valuable Player" of the regular season, as voted on by AHL media and players.

The award was first presented in the 1947–48 season, is named after the late Les Cunningham, a five-time AHL All-Star and three-time Calder Cup champion who averaged better than a point per game over his 10-year playing career with the original Cleveland Barons. Upon his retirement, he was the AHL's career leader in points.


Positions key
C Centre LW Left Wing D Defence RW Right Wing G Goaltender
  Player is still active in the AHL
Season Winner Team Position Win #
2014–15 Brian O'Neill Manchester Monarchs RW 1
2013–14 Travis Morin Texas Stars C 1
2012–13 Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch C 1
2011–12 Cory Conacher Norfolk Admirals LW 1
2010–11 Corey Locke Binghamton Senators C 1
2009–10 Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears C 1
2008–09 Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears LW 1
2007–08 Jason Krog Chicago Wolves C 1
2006–07 Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves RW 1
2005–06 Donald MacLean Grand Rapids Griffins C 1
2004–05 Jason Spezza Binghamton Senators C 1
2003–04 Jason LaBarbera Hartford Wolf Pack G 1
2002–03 Jason Ward Hamilton Bulldogs RW 1
2001–02 Eric Boguniecki Worcester IceCats C 1
2000–01 Derek Armstrong Hartford Wolf Pack LW 1
1999–00 Martin Brochu Portland Pirates G 1
1998–99 Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins C 1
1997–98 Steve Guolla Kentucky Thoroughblades C 1
1996–97 Jean-Francois Labbe Hershey Bears G 1
1995–96 Brad Smyth Carolina Monarchs RW 1
1994–95 Steve Larouche Prince Edward Island Senators C 1
1993–94 Rich Chernomaz St. John's Maple Leafs RW 1
1992–93 Don Biggs Binghamton Rangers C 1
1991–92 John Anderson New Haven Nighthawks LW 1
1990–91 Kevin Todd Utica Devils C 1
1989–90 Paul Ysebaert Utica Devils LW 1
1988–89 Stephan Lebeau Sherbrooke Canadiens C 1
1987–88 Jody Gage Rochester Americans RW 1
1986–87 Tim Tookey Hershey Bears C 1
1985–86 Paul Gardner Rochester Americans C 2
1984–85 Paul Gardner Binghamton Whalers C 1
1983–84 Garry Lariviere St. Catharines Saints D 1
Mal Davis Rochester Americans RW 1
1982–83 Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers RW 1
1981–82 Mike Kaszycki New Brunswick Hawks F 1
1980–81 Pelle Lindbergh Maine Mariners G 1
1979–80 Norm Dube Nova Scotia Voyageurs LW 1
1978–79 Rocky Saganiuk New Brunswick Hawks RW 1
1977–78 Blake Dunlop Maine Mariners F 1
1976–77 Doug Gibson Rochester Americans C 2
1975–76 Ron Andruff Nova Scotia Voyageurs C 1
1974–75 Doug Gibson Rochester Americans C 1
1973–74 Art Stratton Rochester Americans C 1
1972–73 Bill Inglis Cincinnati Swords C 1
1971–72 Garry Peters Boston Braves C 1
1970–71 Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers C 1
1969–70 Gilles Villemure Buffalo Bisons G 2
1968–69 Gilles Villemure Buffalo Bisons G 1
1967–68 Dave Creighton Providence Reds C 1
1966–67 Mike Nykoluk Hershey Bears C 1
1965–66 Dick Gamble Rochester Americans LW 1
1964–65 Art Stratton Buffalo Bisons C 1
1963–64 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C 3
1962–63 Denis DeJordy Buffalo Bisons G 1
1961–62 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C 2
1960–61 Phil Maloney Buffalo Bisons C 1
1959–60 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C 1
1958–59 Rudy Migay Rochester Americans C 1
Bill Hicke RW 1
1957–58 Johnny Bower Cleveland Barons G 3
1956–57 Johnny Bower Providence Reds G 2
1955–56 Johnny Bower Providence Reds G 1
1954–55 Ross Lowe Springfield Indians D 1
1953–54 George Sullivan Hershey Bears C 1
1952–53 Eddie Olson Cleveland Barons LW 1
1951–52 Ray Powell Providence Reds C 1
1950–51 Ab DeMarco Buffalo Bisons C 1
1949–50 Les Douglas Cleveland Barons C 1
1948–49 Carl Liscombe Providence Reds LW 2
1947–48 Carl Liscombe Providence Reds LW 1

External links

  • Official AHL website
  • AHL Hall of Fame
  • Historic standings and statistics - at Internet Hockey Database
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