Awards: Alton D. Simms Award

Simms Award Winner Hayden Lavigne with Presenter Alex Roberts
2018 Simms Award Winner Hayden Lavigne with Presenter Alex Roberts (Photo Courtesy of Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

The Alton D. Simms Award is presented each season to the team’s Most Improved Player, as chosen by the team.  This award honors the memory of Alton Simms, Michigan hockey’s “most loyal fan”.

1960 Steve Bochen
1961 James Coyle
1962 Gerald Kolb
1963 John McGonigal
1964 Roger Galipeau
1965 Pierre Dechaine
1966 Ted Henderson
1967 Robert Boysen
1968 Lars Hansen
1969 Bernard Pashak
1970 Jerry Lefebvre
1971 Rick Mallette
1972 Bob Falconer
1973 Roy Ashworth
1974 Greg Fox
1975 Kip Maurer
1976 Rick Palmer
1977 John Waymann
1978 Mark Miller
1979 John Blum
1980 Steve Richmond
1981 Dave Richter
1982 Mark Perry
1983 Paul Spring
1984 Dan Goff
1985 Gary Lorden
1986 Pat Goff
1987 Joe Lockwood
Bruce Macnab
1988 Gary Lorden
1989 Alex Robert
1990 Brad Turner
1991 Mike Helber
1992 Doug Evans
1993 Mike Knuble
1994 Rick Willis
1995 John Madden
1996 Chris Frescoln
1997 Justin Clark
1998 Bobby Hayes
1999 Sean Ritchlin
2000 Jay Vancik
2001 Joe Kautz
2002 J.J. Swistak
2003 David Moss
2004 Brandon Kaleniecki
2005 Milan Gajic
2006 Danny Fardig
2007 David Rohlfs
2008 Billy Sauer
2009 Luke Glendening
2010 Shawn Hunwick
2011 Scooter Vaughan
2012 Lee Moffie
2013 Michael Szuma
2014 Andrew Sinelli
2015 Justin Selman
2016 Nolan De Jong
2017 Evan Allen
2018 Hayden Lavigne

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