The Four Broncos Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to the Western Hockey League's Player of the Year.

Four Broncos Monument dedication December 30, 2016

The trophy is named in honour of four members of the Swift Current Broncos who died in an accident when the team bus was en route to a game. Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Chris Mantyka and Brent Ruff died on December 30, 1986.

Up to 1993-94, this trophy was the Most Valuable Player Award. As of 1994-95, the WHL Player of the Year receives this trophy.

Winners[edit | edit source]

Note: CHL Player of the Year highlighted

Season Player Team
2019-20 Adam Beckman Spokane Chiefs
2018-19 Joachim Blichfeld Portland Winterhawks
2017-18 Carter Hart Everett Silvertips
2016-17 Sam Steel Regina Pats
2015-16 Dryden Hunt Moose Jaw Warriors
2014-15 Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks
2013-14 Sam Reinhart Kootenay Ice
2012-13 Adam Lowry Swift Current Broncos
2011-12 Brendan Shinnimin Tri-City Americans
2010-11 Darcy Kuemper Red Deer Rebels
2009-10 Jordan Eberle Regina Pats
2008-09 Brett Sonne Calgary Hitmen
2007-08 Karl Alzner Calgary Hitmen
2006-07 Kris Russell Medicine Hat Tigers
2005-06 Justin Pogge Calgary Hitmen
2004-05 Eric Fehr Brandon Wheat Kings
2003-04 Cam Ward Red Deer Rebels
2002-03 Josh Harding Regina Pats
2001-02 Dan Hamhuis Prince George Cougars
2000-01 Justin Mapletoft Red Deer Rebels
1999-00 Brad Moran Calgary Hitmen
1998-99 Cody Rudkowsky Seattle Thunderbirds
1997-98 Sergei Varlamov Swift Current Broncos
1996-97 Peter Schaefer Brandon Wheat Kings
1995-96 Jarome Iginla Kamloops Blazers
1994-95 Marty Murray Brandon Wheat Kings

MVP[edit | edit source]

Four Broncos Memorial Trophy - MVP
Season Player Team
1993-94 Sonny Mignacca Medicine Hat Tigers
1992-93 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos
1991-92 Steve Konowalchuk Portland Winter Hawks
1990-91 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs
1989-90 Glen Goodall Seattle Thunderbirds
1988-89 Stu Barnes Tri-City Americans
1987-88 Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos
1986-871 E-Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos
W-Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers
1985-861 E-Emanuel Viveiros Prince Albert Raiders
W-Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers
1984-85 Cliff Ronning New Westminster Bruins
1983-84 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings
1982-83 Mike Vernon Calgary Wranglers
1981-82 Mike Vernon Calgary Wranglers
1980-81 Steve Tsujiura Medicine Hat Tigers
1979-80 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats
1978-79 Perry Turnbull Portland Winter Hawks
1977-78 Ryan Walter Seattle Thunderbirds
1976-77 Barry Beck New Westminster Bruins
1975-76 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades
1974-75 Bryan Trottier Lethbridge Hurricanes
1973-74 Ron Chipperfield Brandon Wheat Kings
1972-73 Dennis Sobchuk Regina Pats
1971-72 John Davidson Calgary Centennials
1970-71 Ed Dyck Calgary Centennials
1969-70 Reggie Leach Flin Flon Bombers
1968-69 Bobby Clarke Flin Flon Bombers
1967-68 Jim Harrison Estevan Bruins
1966-67 Gerry Pinder Saskatoon Blades
Molson WHL Player of Year
Season Player Team
1993-94 Sonny Mignacca Medicine Hat Tigers
1992-93 Jason Krywulak Swift Current Broncos
1991-92 Corey Hirsch Kamloops Blazers
1990-91 Ray Whitney Spokane Chiefs
1989-90 Wes Walz Lethbridge Hurricanes
1988-89 Dennis Holland Portland Winter Hawks
Molson/Cooper WHL Player of Year
1987-88 Joe Sakic Swift Current Broncos
1986-87 Rob Brown Kamloops Blazers
1985-86 Emanuel Viveiros Prince Albert Raiders
1984-85 Dan Hodgson Prince Albert Raiders
1983-84 Ray Ferraro Brandon Wheat Kings
1982-83 Dean Evason Kamloops Junior Oilers
CCM WHL Player of Year
1981-82 Mike Vernon Calgary Wranglers
1980-81 Barry Pederson Victoria Cougars
1979-80 Doug Wickenheiser Regina Pats
1978-79 Brian Propp Brandon Wheat Kings
1977-78 Ryan Walter Seattle Thunderbirds
1976-77 Kevin McCarthy Winnipeg Monarchs
1975-76 Bernie Federko Saskatoon Blades
1974-75 Ed Staniowski Regina Pats


Note: 1The WHL handed out separate MVP awards for the East and West Divisions in 1985-86 and 1986-87.

References[edit | edit source]

2019–20 WHL Guide

Player of the Year (1975 thru 1994)
1994: March 23 Medicine Hat News / 1993: March 24 Lethbridge Herald / 1992: April 11 Brandon Sun / 1991: April 14 Brandon Sun / 1990: April 14 Brandon Sun / 1989: April 10 Brandon Sun / 1988: April 12 Brandon Sun / 1987: April 10 Brandon Sun / 1986 - 1975: Hockey Draft Central

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