The Budweiser NHL Man of the Year Award was sponsored by Anheuser-Busch to award an National Hockey League player based on his sportsmanship and involvement with charitable groups. Every NHL team nominates a player and the winner would be chosen by a panel of judges at the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs and receive $21,000 to donate to their charities. The award lasted from the 1987-88 season til the 1991-92 season. After its inactivity the NHL established the NHL Foundation Player Award, which serves a similar function six years later.
|1987–88||Bryan Trottier|| Canada|
|Centre||New York Islanders|||
|1988–89||Lanny McDonald||Canada||Right wing||Calgary Flames|||
|1989–90||Kevin Lowe||Canada||Defencemen||Edmonton Oilers|||
|1990–91||Kevin Dineen||Canada||Right wing||Hartford Whalers|||
|1991–92||Ryan Walter||Canada||Centre||Vancouver Canucks|||
- ↑ Chester Swenson, Selling to a Segmented Market (McGraw-Hill, 1992), ISBN 0844234591; trade paperback, pp 126.
- ↑ PR Newswire. "Islanders' Bryan Trottier captures first Budweiser-NHL Man of the Year Award", PR Newswire, 1988-05-23. Retrieved on 2010-11-03. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25.
- ↑ "Lanny McDonald", 2009-10-30. Retrieved on 2010-11-04.
- ↑ "KEVIN LOWE President, Hockey Operations/Alternate Governor", Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved on 2010-11-03.
- ↑ "NHL Awards", whalershockey.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-04.
- ↑ 1992-93 Vancouver Canucks Yearbook (Vancouver Canuck, 1992), pp 61.