The Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy is presented annually to the Western Hockey League player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition. The award is named after Jim Piggott who was the founder of the Saskatoon Blades, as well as one of the founding fathers on what is today the Western Hockey League.
Previously, the Stewart "Butch" Paul Memorial Trophy. Paul was a star player for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the mid sixties, leading the team to three straight Western Canada Championships, and a Memorial Cup in 1963. He turned pro with the Detroit Red Wings and during his second year in the organization he was involved in a auto accident. Unfortunately he succumb to the injuries of the crash on March 25, 1966.
List of Winners
CHL Rookie of the Year winner highlighted in blue.
1The WHL handed out separate awards for the East and West Divisions.
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