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The Babe Pratt Trophy is one of six annual Vancouver Canucks team awards. It is given to the best Canucks defenceman, as voted by the fans. The trophy is presented at the last home game of the regular season.

The most recent recipient is Willie Mitchell (both 2008 and 2009).

History

It was first awarded for the 1972–73 season as the Premier's Trophy, but as of 1989–90, after the untimely death of Hall of Fame defenceman and Canucks goodwill ambassador Babe Pratt, the trophy was renamed in honour of him.

Originally, the trophy's recipient was decided by local media, but is now decided by fan vote.

The most prolific award winners in the trophy's history have been:

Award winners

Four-time winner (1997–98, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2005–06), Mattias Ohlund
Three-time winner (2000–01 to 2002–03), Ed Jovanovski
2006–07 recipient, Kevin Bieksa
Season Winner
1972–73 Barry Wilkins
1973–74 Jocelyn Guevremont
1974–75 Bob Dailey
1975–76 Dennis Kearns
1976–77 Dennis Kearns
1977–78 Harold Snepsts
1978–79 Harold Snepsts
1979–80 Harold Snepsts
1980–81 Kevin McCarthy
1981–82 Harold Snepsts
1982–83 Doug Halward
1983–84 Rick Lanz
1984–85 Doug Lidster
1985–86 Doug Lidster
1986–87 Doug Lidster
1987–88 Jim Benning
1988–89 Paul Reinhart
1989–90 Paul Reinhart
1990–91 Doug Lidster
1991–92 Jyrki Lumme
1992–93 Dana Murzyn
1993–94 Jyrki Lumme
1994–95 Jeff Brown
1995–96 Jyrki Lumme
1996–97 Jyrki Lumme
1997–98 Mattias Ohlund
1998–99 Adrian Aucoin
1999–00 Mattias Ohlund
2000–01 Ed Jovanovski
2001–02 Ed Jovanovski
2002–03 Ed Jovanovski
2003–04 Mattias Ohlund
2004–05 No winner 1
2005–06 Mattias Ohlund
2006–07 Kevin Bieksa
2007–08 Willie Mitchell
2008–09 Willie Mitchell

1 - due to lockout

External links

  • Official Canucks Award Winner Archive on Canucks.com
  • Canucks Team Award Winners
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