Les Cunningham Award

The Les Cunningham Award is the American Hockey League’s equivalent of the Hart Trophy. It has been handed out to the AHL’s most valuable player each season since 1947-48.

Year
Winner Team Pos.
2015-16 Chris Bourque Hershey Bears LW
2014-15 Brian O’Neill Manchester Monarchs C
2013-14 Travis Morin Texas Stars C
2012-13 Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch C
2011-12 Cory Conacher Norfolk Admirals LW
2010–11 Corey Locke Binghamton Senators C
2009–10 Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears C
2008–09 Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears LW
2007–08 Jason Krog Chicago Wolves C
2006–07 Darren Haydar Chicago Wolves RW
2005–06 Donald MacLean Grand Rapids Griffins C
2004–05 Jason Spezza Binghamton Senators C
2003–04 Jason LaBarbera Hartford Wolf Pack G
2002–03 Jason Ward Hamilton Bulldogs RW
2001–02 Eric Boguniecki Worcester IceCats C
2000–01 Derek Armstrong Hartford Wolf Pack LW
1999–00 Martin Brochu Portland Pirates G
1998–99 Randy Robitaille Providence Bruins C
1997–98 Steve Guolla Kentucky Thoroughblades C
1996–97 Jean-Francois Labbe Hershey Bears G
1995–96 Brad Smyth Carolina Monarchs RW
1994–95 Steve Larouche Prince Edward Island Senators C
1993–94 Rich Chernomaz St. John’s Maple Leafs RW
1992–93 Don Biggs Binghamton Rangers C
1991–92 John Anderson New Haven Nighthawks LW
1990–91 Kevin Todd Utica Devils C
1989–90 Paul Ysebaert Utica Devils LW
1988–89 Stephan Lebeau Sherbrooke Canadiens C
1987–88 Jody Gage Rochester Americans RW
1986–87 Tim Tookey Hershey Bears C
1985–86 Paul Gardner Rochester Americans C
1984–85 Paul Gardner Binghamton Whalers C
1983–84 Garry Lariviere St. Catharines Saints D
Mal Davis Rochester Americans RW
1982–83 Ross Yates Binghamton Whalers RW
1981–82 Mike Kaszycki New Brunswick Hawks F
1980–81 Pelle Lindbergh Maine Mariners G
1979–80 Norm Dube Nova Scotia Voyageurs LW
1978–79 Rocky Saganiuk New Brunswick Hawks RW
1977–78 Blake Dunlop Maine Mariners F
1976–77 Doug Gibson Rochester Americans FC
1975–76 Ron Andruff Nova Scotia Voyageurs C
1974–75 Doug Gibson Rochester Americans C
1973–74 Art Stratton Rochester Americans C
1972–73 Bill Inglis Cincinnati Swords C
1971–72 Garry Peters Boston Braves C
1970–71 Fred Speck Baltimore Clippers C
1969–70 Gilles Villemure Buffalo Bisons G
1968–69 Gilles Villemure Buffalo Bisons G
1967–68 Dave Creighton Providence Reds C
1966–67 Mike Nykoluk Hershey Bears C
1965–66 Dick Gamble Rochester Americans LW
1964–65 Art Stratton Buffalo Bisons C
1963–64 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C
1962–63 Denis DeJordy Buffalo Bisons G
1961–62 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C
1960–61 Phil Maloney Buffalo Bisons C
1959–60 Fred Glover Cleveland Barons C
1958–59 Rudy Migay Rochester Americans C
1958–59 Bill Hicke Rochester Americans RW
1957–58 Johnny Bower Cleveland Barons G
1956–57 Johnny Bower Providence Reds G
1955–56 Johnny Bower Providence Reds G
1954–55 Ross Lowe Springfield Indians D
1953–54 George Sullivan Hershey Bears C
1952–53 Eddie Olson Cleveland Barons LW
1951–52 Ray Powell Providence Reds C
1950–51 Ab DeMarco Buffalo Bisons C
1949–50 Les Douglas Cleveland Barons C
1948–49 Carl Liscombe Providence Reds LW
1947–48 Carl Liscombe Providence Reds LW

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