Every season, one of the best defensemanin the Ontario Hockey League is awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy. Profitable the trophy is usually an indication that the honoured participant will transfer on to have a profitable Nationwide Hockey League profession. The trophy was first awarded in 1969-70.The London Knights started play within the OHL in 1965-66 because the London Nationals. They started as a sponsored junior staff of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. Actually, the Nationals/Knights developed one in all Toronto’s all-time nice leaders, Darryl Sittler.Over the historical past of the Max Kaminsky Trophy, six London Knights defenseman have been voted as one of the best within the OHL. All six have gone on to NHL careers of various lengths. The 2 newest London Knights to win the Max Kaminsky Trophy are at present taking part in within the NHL.
In 1975-76, Rick Inexperienced turned the primary London Knight to be acknowledged because the league’s finest defenseman. Inexperienced was a primary total decide of the Washington Capitals and performed a prolonged NHL profession with the Capitals, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Pink Wings and New York Islanders.A London Knights duo was subsequent. For the 1977-78 season, two gamers have been thought of the league’s finest defensemen. Rob Ramage and Brad Marsh have been co-winners of the Kaminsky. Ramage, like Inexperienced was a primary total decide within the NHL Entry Draft. Ramage performed for quite a few groups within the NHL, together with the Colorado Rockies, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota North Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers. Ramage was a member of two Stanley Cup successful groups over his profession.Brad Marsh performed from 1978-79 to 1992-93 within the Nationwide Hockey League. Marsh started his profession with the Atlanta Flames and moved with the staff to Calgary. Brad additionally performed for the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Pink Wings and Ottawa Senators throughout his NHL profession.Bob Halkidis received the Kaminsky in 1984-85. Halkidis was initially drafted into the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres. Bob performed for the Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Pink Wings, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders.
A London Knights defenseman did not win the Max Kaminsky for a decade and a half after Halkidis. John Erskine was the recipient for the 1999-00 season. Erskine was drafted by the Dallas Stars within the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and performed for the Stars and New York Islanders earlier than settling in at his present dwelling, Washington.Danny Syvret is the final London Knight to be voted because the OHL’s finest defenseman. Syvret received the award for the 2004-05 season after serving to the Knights turn into Memorial Cup champions. After toiling within the minors, it seems like Danny might have discovered a spot on the protection corps of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.