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Lester Patrick Trophy
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Established 1966
Current holder Brian Leetch
Cammi Granato
Stan Fischler
John Halligan
Awarded to the Personnel who provide outstanding service to hockey in the United States

The Lester Patrick Trophy has been has presented by the National Hockey League and USA Hockey since 1966 to honor a recipient's contribution to hockey in the United States. It is considered a non-NHL trophy since it may be awarded to players, coaches, officials, and other personnel outside the NHL. The trophy is named after Lester Patrick (1883–1960), player and long time coach of the New York Rangers who was a developer of the game of hockey.


Terry Sawchuk, winner in 1971

Clarence S. Campbell, winner in 1969

Wayne Gretzky, winner in 1994

Mario Lemieux, winner in 2000]

Scotty Bowman, winner in 2001

Brian Leetch, winner in 2007

Year Recipient Role
1966 Jack Adams Coach
1967 Gordie Howe Player
Charles Adams Executive
James E. Norris Executive
1968 Tommy Lockhart Executive
Walter A. Brown Executive
John R. Kilpatrick Executive
1969 Bobby Hull Player
Edward J. Jeremiah Coach
1970 Eddie Shore Player
Jim Hendy Executive
1971 William M. Jennings Executive
John Sollenberger Executive
Terry Sawchuk Player
1972 Clarence S. Campbell Executive
John Kelly Executive
Ralph Weiland Player
James D. Norris Executive
1973 Walter Bush Executive
1974 Alex Delvecchio Player
Murray Murdoch Coach
Weston Adams Executive
Charles L. Crovat Executive
1975 Donald M. Clark Executive
Bill Chadwick Official
Tommy Ivan Coach
1976 Stan Mikita Player
Al Leader Official
Bruce Norris Executive
1977 Johnny Bucyk Player
Murray Armstrong Player
John Mariucci Multiple
1978 Phil Esposito Player
Tom Fitzgerald Player
William Thayer Tutt Executive
Bill Wirtz Executive
1979 Bobby Orr Player
1980 Bobby Clarke Player
Ed Snider Executive
Fred Shero Coach
1981 Charles M. Schulz Executive
1982 Emile P. Francis Multiple
1983 Bill Torrey Executive
1984 John A. Ziegler, Jr. Executive
Art Ross Executive
1985 Jack Butterfield Executive
Arthur M. Wirtz Executive
1986 John MacInnes Coach
Jack Riley Coach
1987 Hobey Baker Player
Frank Mathers Coach
1988 Keith Allen Executive
Fred Cusick Executive
Bob Johnson Coach
1989 Dan Kelly Executive
Lou Nanne Multiple
Lynn Patrick Player
Bud Poile Multiple
1990 Len Ceglarski Player
1991 Rod Gilbert Player
Mike Ilitch Executive
1992 Al Arbour Coach
Art Berglund Executive
Lou Lamoriello Executive
1993 Frank Boucher Player
Red Dutton Executive
Bruce McNall Executive
Gil Stein Executive
1994 Wayne Gretzky Player
Robert Ridder Executive
1995 Joe Mullen Player
Brian Mullen Player
Bob Fleming Player
1996 George Gund Executive
Ken Morrow Player
Milt Schmidt Multiple
1997 Seymour H. Knox III Executive
Bill Cleary Player
Pat LaFontaine Player
1998 Peter Karmanos Executive
Neal Broten Player
John Mayasich Player
Max McNab Multiple
1999 Harry Sinden Executive
2000 Mario Lemieux Player
Craig Patrick Multiple
Lou Vairo Coach
2001 Gary Bettman Executive
Scotty Bowman Coach
David Poile Executive
2002 Herb Brooks Coach
Larry Pleau Multiple
2003 Willie O'Ree Player
Raymond Bourque Player
Ron DeGregorio Executive
2004 Mike Emrick Executive
John Davidson Executive
Ray Miron Executive
2005 No winner due to the 2004-05 NHL lockout -
2006 Red Berenson Player
Marcel Dionne Player
Reed Larson Player
Glen Sonmor Player
Steve Yzerman Player
2007 Brian Leetch Player
Cammi Granato Player
Stan Fischler Executive
John Halligan Executive

Note: posthumous winners in italics.


See also