The Budweiser NHL Man of the Year Award was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch to award an National Hockey League player based on his sportsmanship and involvement with charitable groups. Every NHL team nominates a player and the winner would be chosen by a panel of judges at the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs and receive $21,000 to donate to their charities.[1] The award lasted from the 1987-88 season til the 1991-92 season. After its inactivity the NHL established the NHL Foundation Player Award, which serves a similar function six years later.


Season Winner Nationality Position Team Note
1987–88 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier Flag of Canada.svg Canada
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Centre New York Islanders [2]
1988–89 McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald Flag of Canada.svg Canada Right wing Calgary Flames [3]
1989–90 Lowe, KevinKevin Lowe Flag of Canada.svg Canada Defencemen Edmonton Oilers [4]
1990–91 Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen Flag of Canada.svg Canada Right wing Hartford Whalers [5]
1991–92 Walter, RyanRyan Walter Flag of Canada.svg Canada Centre Vancouver Canucks [6]


  1. Chester Swenson, Selling to a Segmented Market (McGraw-Hill, 1992), ISBN 0844234591; trade paperback, pp 126.
  2. PR Newswire. "Islanders' Bryan Trottier captures first Budweiser-NHL Man of the Year Award", PR Newswire, 1988-05-23. Retrieved on 2010-11-03. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. 
  3. "Lanny McDonald", 2009-10-30. Retrieved on 2010-11-04. 
  4. "KEVIN LOWE President, Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor", Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on 2010-11-03. 
  5. "NHL Awards", Retrieved on 2010-11-04. 
  6. 1992-93 Vancouver Canucks Yearbook (Vancouver Canuck, 1992), pp 61.
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