We will be hosting our 2016 annual NHL Alumni Awards Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank on September 19, 2016 at the Toronto Airport Marriott, 901 Dixon Road, Toronto, recognizing stars from the past and the present, and friends of our hockey family, for their outstanding contribution to hockey, both on and off the ice!
The NHL Alumni Awards Gala evening is a memorable annual occasion when the entire NHL family – teams, players, Alumni, NHL, NHLPA, HHOF, league officials, sponsors and supporters – gather to honor our NHL Alumni Award recipients with the following categories:
2016 KEITH MAGNUSON ‘MAN OF THE YEAR’ – YVAN COURNOYER
The “Keith Magnuson Man of the Year” presented to a former player who has applied the intangibles of perseverance, commitment and teamwork developed through the game into a successful post-career transition. This person is an ambassador for the game at all levels through his continued commitment in community and charitable causes. This Award is named in honor and memory of Keith Magnuson, Executive Board Director of the NHL Alumni Association who passed away December 15, 2003.
2015- MARK MESSIER * 2014 – BRYAN TROTTIER * 2013 – PAT QUINN * 2012 – BRAD PARK * 2011 – LANNY MCDONALD * 2010 – GUY LAFLEUR * 2009 – GORDIE HOWE – “MR. HOCKEY™” * 2008 – BOBBY HULL * 2007 – ROD GILBERT * 2006 – JOHNNY BOWER * 2004 – AL ARBOUR * 2003 – ANDY BATHGATE *2002 – JEAN BELIVEAU * 2001 – TED LINDSAY
2016 KEITH McCREARY ‘7TH MAN AWARD’ – BOB GOODENOW (former NHLPA Executive Director)
The NHL Alumni recognizes a member of the NHL family who has contributed behind the scenes for a significant period of time. This Award, on behalf of the NHL Alumni, gives praise to the individual that has been a consummate professional at his/her job every night, and has never been recognized for a job well done. This Award is named in honor and memory of Keith McCreary, Chairman of the NHL Alumni Association who passed away December 9, 2003.
2015 – GERRY SILLERS * 2014 – WALTER GRETZKY * 2013 – RUSS CONWAY * 2012 – YVON CHAMBERLAND * 2011 – RON MCLEAN * 2010 – DICK IRVIN * 2009 – SCOTTY MORRISON * 2008 – DR. BRIAN SHAW *2007 – BRIAN O’NEILL * 2006 – JIM GREGORY * 2004 – NORM JEWISON * 2003 – JOEY MOSS *2002 – JOHN ASHBRIDGE * 2001 – JACK FITZSIMMONS
ACE BAILEY ‘AWARD OF COURAGE’ – LES HAY (philanthropic act of raising $370,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation and recipient of the Governor General Award this year)
The “Ace Bailey Award of Courage” is presented to a recipient who has shown exceptional courage and exemplary determination in life and is named in honor and memory of Garnet “Ace” Bailey, a former NHL’er who died in the September 11 tragedy.
2015 – PETE TUCKER * 2014 – MARK MANNARN * 2013 – JEFF BAUMAN * 2012 – JORDAN THORNE * 2011 – EARL COOKE * 2010 – TARIQ WILLIAMS * 2009 EARLE CONNOR *2008 – CORPORAL DEREK HINES – US MILITARY * 2007 – CORPORAL SEAN TEAL- CANADIAN MILITARY * 2006 – JAMES HARRIS * 2004 – ANDREW JAHNKE, MAKE A WISH MINNESOTA * 2003 – LACEY CONLAN, CITY OF HOPE PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY * 2002 – JOHNNY LANNERS, THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES * 2001 – DR. MICHAEL HANDLER, THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DENVER
Please find our 2016 NHLA Awards Gala Dinner Registration Form below. Also check out the 2016 NHLA Awards Gala Dinner Overview for more information and details on our event.
Thank you for your support in joining us in our 15th year of the event!