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Annual Awards

USA Hockey's Annual Awards

USA Hockey's Annual Congress is the yearly gathering of USA Hockey’s volunteer leaders, including members of the organization’s board of directors, councils, committees and sections. At each, some of the organization's most outstanding contributors and players are recognized.

William Thayer Tutt Award

The William Thayer Tutt Award is presented annually by USA Hockey to a volunteer who, during many years of service, has displayed a selfless dedication to the enhancement of ice hockey at the grassroots level in America.

Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year

USA Hockey annually salutes the accomplishments of an outstanding American-born women’s ice hockey player with the Bob Allen Women’s Player of the Year Award.  

USAdult Ironman of the Year

The USAdult Ironman of the Year Award is presented annually by USA Hockey’s Adult Program to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of an American-born adult ice hockey player.

USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year

The USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Award is presented annually to the most outstanding American-born player in Junior hockey. Chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of Junior coaches and administrators, criteria for the award also includes having played for a U.S. based Junior team.

Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year

The recipient of the Dave Peterson Goalie of the Year Award is chosen from the pool of goaltenders that annually attends the USA Hockey National Goaltenders Camp and the USA Hockey Select 16 and Select 17 Festivals.

USA Hockey College Player of the Year

The USA Hockey College Player of the Year Award was established to recognize the accomplishments of the top American-born player in college hockey each season.

USA Hockey Disabled Athlete of the Year

The USA Hockey Disabled Athlete of the Year Award annually recognizes the outstanding perseverance and dedication by a disabled hockey player through demonstrating the ability to overcome obstacles in the pursuit of excellence both on and off the ice. 

USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award

The Excellence in Safety Award recognizes an individual(s) who has made outstanding contributions through many years of service to make hockey a safer game for all participants. This could include contributing to decrease the risk for injury or promoting safety on the playing surface by working in the field(s) of medicine, epidemiology, psychology, kinesiology, physiology, chemistry, physics or engineering. 

Chet Stewart Award

The Chet Stewart Award was established in 2000 to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the USA Hockey Officiating Education Program during many years of service to the hockey community as an official and volunteer.  

Bob Johnson Award

Created in 1992, the Bob Johnson Award recognizes excellence in international ice hockey competition during a specific season of play. 

Walter Yaciuk Award

The Walter Yaciuk Award is presented annually by USA Hockey’s Coaching Education Program to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the program during many years of service as a volunteer.

USAdult Member of the Year

The USAdult Member of the Year Award is presented annually by USA Hockey’s Adult Program to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the program during many years of service to the ice hockey community as an adult player and/or volunteer.  

USA Hockey Distinguished Achievement Award

Created in 1991, the USA Hockey Distinguished Achievement Award is presented annually to a United States citizen(s) who has made hockey his or her profession and has made outstanding contributions, on or off the ice, to the sport in America.

USA Hockey Builders Award

The USA Hockey Builders Award was established in 1999 to honor an individual who has made lasting contributions to the long-term growth and success of USA Hockey. This prestigious award is presented to the architects of USA Hockey -- leaders who have distinguished themselves through their dedication, vision and love of the game. The award recognizes the contributions of men and women who have helped share the blueprint for an organization that today serves more than 595,000 members nationwide.