Tom Wilson Wins Yvon Labre Award

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Posted July 1, 2019

(Caps Outsider)

Almost every season since 1984, the Caps Fan Club tallies the ballots of fans who vote on their favorite player. The winner receives the Yvon Labre award, named after the former Caps captain. The winner gets his name engraved on the trophy and receives a small trophy of his own, which is presented by the Caps Fan Club.

For the first time, Caps winger Tom Wilson received the most votes. Check out our photos of him with fans at Sport Chevrolet.

Wilson is the fifth different player to win the award in the last five years, after Alex Ovechkin won it for a decade straight.

Previous winners:

  • 1984-85 Bob Carpenter
  • 1985-86 Bengt Gustafsson
  • 1986-87 Larry Murphy
  • 1987-88 Scott Stevens
  • 1988-89 Mike Ridley
  • 1989-90 Kelly Miller and Michael Pivonka
  • 1990-91 Don Beaupre
  • 1991-92 Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1992-93 Al Iafrate
  • 1993-94 Dale Hunter
  • 1995-96 Peter Bondra
  • 1996-97 Peter Bondra
  • 1997-98 Olaf Kolzig
  • 1998-99 Dale Hunter
  • 1999-00 Chris Simon
  • 2000-01 Peter Bondra
  • 2001-02 Peter Bondra
  • 2002-03 Olaf Kolzig
  • 2003-04 Peter Bondra
  • 2005-06 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2006-07 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2007-08 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2008-09 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2009-10 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2010-11 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2011-12 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2012-13 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2013-14 Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom
  • 2014-15 Nicklas Backstrom
  • 2015-16 Braden Holtby
  • 2016-17 T.J. Oshie
  • 2017-18 Alex Ovechkin
  • 2018-19 Tom Wilson

The award wasn’t given out during the lockout-shortened season in 1994-95 and during the 2004-05 lockout.

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Photos: Tom Wilson Signs Autographs at Sport Chevrolet