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General Manager of the Year Award
Established 2010
Current holder(s) Don Sweeney
Awarded to the top National Hockey League General Manager

The General Manager of the Year Award is awarded annually to the top National Hockey League general manager as voted by "a 40-member panel that included all 30 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members."[1] The current title holder is Don Sweeney of the Boston Bruins.


In 1993, Brian Burke, who was at the time working for the league, suggested the award.[2] However, would not be created until 2010. It was presented during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the annual GM meeting, rather than during the Awards ceremony with the majority of the other NHL Awards.[1] The next year, it was announced that the award would be included in the full ceremony.[3]


Season Winner Team Win #
2009–10 Don Maloney


Phoenix Coyotes 1
2010–11 Mike Gillis Vancouver Canucks 1
2011–12 Doug Armstrong St. Louis Blues 1
2012–13 Ray Shero Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2013–14 Bob Murray Anaheim Ducks 1
2014–15 Steve Yzerman Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2015–16 Jim Rutherford Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2016–17 David Poile Nashville Predators 1
2017–18 George McPhee Vegas Golden Knights 1
2018–19 Don Sweeney Boston Bruins 1


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dellapine, John (2010-06-02). Maloney named NHL's top GM by his peers. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-04-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Allen, Kevin (2010-06-02). Phoenix Coyotes' Don Maloney named league's top GM. USA Today. Retrieved on 2011-04-20.
  3. Kalan, David (2011-04-20). Gillis, Yzerman and Poile are GM of the Year finalists. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-04-20.

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