Awards

+ Goslin Named OHL
Executive of the Year

May 11, 2007

+ Staal Wins Max Kaminsky
Trophy as the OHL's Top
Defenceman of the Year

May 7, 2007

+ OHL Announces Scholastic
Award Winners

May 3, 2007

> Tavares wins Red Tilson
Trophy as OHL's Most
Outstanding Player
May 2, 2007


+ Patrick Kane Named OHL
Rookie of the Year

Apr 27, 2007

+ Andrew Gibbons Wins Dan
Snyder Memorial Trophy

Apr 24, 2007

+ Tyler Donati Named Top
Overage Player

Apr 16, 2007

+ Steve Mason Named
Goaltender of the Year

Apr 12, 2007

+ Tom Pyatt Named Most
Sportsmanlike Player

Apr 11, 2007

+ Michael Vellucci Named
OHL Coach of the Year

Apr 10, 2007

+ Wolski Named OHL's Most
Outstanding Player

May 8, 2006

+ OHL Announces Sekera as
Defenceman of the Year

May 4, 2006

+ Tavares Named Rookie of
the Year

May 1, 2006

+ Battochio and Pleckaitis
named Scholastic Players
of the Year

Apr 26, 2006

+ Angelidis wins Dan Snyder
Memorial Award

Apr 26, 2006

+ Goslin Named OHL
Executive of the Year

Apr 19, 2006

+ Callahan Named Top
Overage Player

Apr 11, 2006

+ Wolski Named Most
Sportsmanlike Player

Apr 11, 2006

+ Dennis Named OHL
Goaltender of the Year

Apr 6, 2006

+ Barr Named OHL Coach of
the Year

Apr 6, 2006

Tavares wins Red Tilson Trophy as OHL's Most Outstanding Player

Created: May 2, 2007

Toronto - The Ontario Hockey League announced today that John Tavares of the Oshawa Generals is the 2006-07 recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s Most Outstanding Player, as selected by the media.

Tavares who led the Oshawa Generals in scoring with 72 goals and 62 assists for 134 points in 67 games this season, becomes the youngest ever recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy. Tavares’ 72 goals also broke Wayne Gretzky’s 29 year old record of 70 goals scored by a 16-year-old, which was set during the 1977-78 season.

The native of Oakville, Ontario recorded at least one point in 57 games this season and had 39 multiple-point games. He was also named the OHL Player of the Month for January and March of this season and represented the Eastern Conference All-Stars at this year’s OHL All-Star Classic, in Saginaw. At this stage in his OHL career, Tavares has accumulated 117 goals and 94 assists for 211 points during his two seasons with Oshawa.

The Red Tilson Trophy, the most prestigious individual award presented by the Ontario Hockey League, is awarded each year to the player that is voted the most outstanding during the regular season by OHL writers and broadcasters. Players received five points for a first place selection, three points for second place and one point for a third place selection.

Tavares received 74 points in the voting process, while runner-up Patrick Kane of the London Knights received 66 points. Bryan Little of the Barrie Colts finished third with 21 points. Tavares is now the Ontario Hockey League nominee for the CHL Player of the Year at the Canadian Hockey League awards.

Tavares becomes the fifth Oshawa General to win the Red Tilson Trophy, following Bob Attersley (1953), Rick Middleton (1973), Scott McCrory (1987) and Eric Lindros (1991). Other former winners of the Red Tilson Trophy include last year’s winner Wojtek Wolski of the Brampton Battalion, Frank Mahovlich (Toronto 1957), Stan Mikita (St. Catharines 1959), Mike Foligno (Sudbury, 1979), Doug Gilmour (Cornwall 1983), Jason Allison (1994) and Brad Boyes (2001 & 2002).

The trophy is named in honour of Albert "Red" Tilson, who was killed in action in Europe during World War II. Tilson was the OHA scoring champion for the 1942-43 season after scoring 19 goals and 38 assists for 57 points in 22 games with the Oshawa Generals.

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