The Torriani Award is given annually by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to an ice hockey player with an "outstanding career from non-top hockey nation". It was inaugurated in 2015, and is awarded alongside the annual IIHF Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Ice Hockey World Championships. It is named for Bibi Torriani, who played internationally for the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team.
When the award was first announced, IIHF president René Fasel was quoted as saying; "we wanted to create a trophy which honours players for a great international career irrespective of where they played. Nowadays, with NHL players and international players often being the same, we feel that there are so many top players to honour. Still, we wanted to ensure we recognized players who didn’t necessarily win Olympic and World Championship medals but who still had remarkable careers. As a result, we created the Torriani Award, and Lucio Topatigh is a very worthy first recipient".
|Tony Hand||Great Britain||2017|
- Hall of Fame Class of 2015 (2015).
- Podnieks, Andrew (2019-02-06). Hall of Fame Class of 2019 named.
- Clinton, Jared (2015-12-18). Fedorov, Bondra, Quinn headline 2016 IIHF Hall of Fame class.
- Podnieks, Andrew (2017-04-25). A league of their own: IIHF Hall of Fame names 20th induction class.
- Blake, Chelios, Alfredsson, Lehtinen elected to IIHF Hall of Fame (2017-12-01).
- Podnieks, Andrew (February 4, 2020). Legends join IIHF Hall of Fame.
|Torriani Award recipients|
|Lucio Topatigh (2015) - Gábor Ocskay (2016) - Tony Hand (2017) - Jesper Damgaard (2018) - Konstantin Mihailov (2019) - Ron Berteling (2020)|