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The General Manager of the Year Award is awarded annually to the top National Hockey League (NHL) general manager as voted by "a 40-member panel that included all 30 general managers, five NHL executives and five media members."

The current title holder is Jim Rutherford of the Pittsburgh Penguins.


In 1993, Brian Burke (who was at the time working for the league) suggested the award, however, it was not created until 2010. It was presented during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals at the annual GM meeting, rather than during the Awards ceremony with the majority of the other NHL Awards.

The next year, it was announced that the award would be included in the full ceremony.


Season Winner Team Win #
2009–10 Don Maloney Phoenix Coyotes 1
2010–11 Mike Gillis Vancouver Canucks 1
2011–12 Doug Armstrong St. Louis Blues 1
2012–13 Ray Shero Pittsburgh Penguins 1
2013–14 Bob Murray Anaheim Ducks 1
2014–15 Steve Yzerman Tampa Bay Lightning 1
2015–16 Jim Rutherford Pittsburgh Penguins 1