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The William Hanley Trophy is awarded to the Ontario Hockey League's Most Sportsmanlike Player. It is named for William Hanley, a former secretary-manager of the Ontario Hockey Association who served in that capacity for twenty-five years. The William Hanley Trophy was first awarded in 1974–75; before that, the Max Kaminsky Trophy was awarded for sportsmanship.


List of William Hanley Trophy winners, as the most sportsmanlike player.[1]

  • Blue background denotes also named CHL Sportsman of the Year.
Season Winner Team
2019–20 Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes
2018–19 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound & Guelph
2017–18 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack
2016–17 Nick Suzuki Owen Sound Attack
2015–16 Mike Amadio North Bay Battalion
2014–15 Dylan Strome Erie Otters
2013–14 Connor McDavid[2] Erie Otters
2012–13 Tyler Graovac Belleville Bulls
2011–12 Brandon Saad Saginaw Spirit
2010–11 Jason Akeson Kitchener Rangers
2009–10 Ryan Spooner Peterborough Petes
2008–09 Cody Hodgson Brampton Battalion
2007–08 Nick Spaling Kitchener Rangers
2006–07 Tom Pyatt Saginaw Spirit
2005–06 Wojtek Wolski Brampton Battalion
2004–05 Jeff Carter Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
2003–04 André Benoit Kitchener Rangers
2002–03 Kyle Wellwood Windsor Spitfires
2001–02 Brad Boyes Erie Otters
2000–01 Brad Boyes Erie Otters
1999–2000 Mike Zigomanis Kingston Frontenacs
1998–99 Brian Campbell Ottawa 67's
1997–98 Matt Bradley Kingston Frontenacs
1996–97 Alyn McCauley Ottawa 67's
1995–96 Jeff Williams Guelph Storm
1994–95 Vitali Yachmenev North Bay Centennials
1993–94 Jason Allison London Knights
1992–93 Pat Peake Detroit Junior Red Wings
1991–92 John Spoltore North Bay Centennials
1990–91 Dale Craigwell Oshawa Generals
1989–90 Mike Ricci Peterborough Petes
1988–89 Kevin Miehm Oshawa Generals
1987–88 Andrew Cassels Ottawa 67's
1986–87 Scott McCrory Oshawa Generals
Keith Gretzky Hamilton Steelhawks
1985–86 Jason Lafreniere Belleville Bulls
1984–85 Scott Tottle Peterborough Petes
1983–84 Kevin Conway Kingston Canadians
1982–83 Kirk Muller Guelph Platers
1981–82 Dave Simpson London Knights
1980–81 John Goodwin Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1979–80 Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's
1978–79 Sean Simpson Ottawa 67's
1977–78 Wayne Gretzky Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1976–77 Dale McCourt St. Catharines Fincups
1975–76 Dale McCourt Hamilton Fincups
1974–75 Doug Jarvis Peterborough Petes
  • 1970–74 No award presented

Sportsman of the year (1961–1969)[]

List of Max Kaminsky Trophy winners from 1961–1969, as the most gentlemanly player.[1]

Season Winner Team
1968–69 Réjean Houle Montreal Junior Canadiens
1967–68 Tom Webster Niagara Falls Flyers
1966–67 Mickey Redmond Peterborough TPT's
1965–66 André Lacroix Peterborough TPT's
1964–65 Jimmy Peters Hamilton Red Wings
1963–64 Fred Stanfield St. Catharines Teepees
1962–63 Paul Henderson Hamilton Red Wings
1961–62 Lowell MacDonald Hamilton Tiger Cubs
1960–61 Bruce Draper Toronto St. Michael's Majors

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  2. Canada. Connor McDavid wins OHL sportsmanship award. The Globe and Mail.