An annual award presented to recognize the work of the league’s general managers, voting for this award is conducted among the 30 club general managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the regular season.
This award was first presented in 2010 to Phoenix Coyotes GM, Don Maloney.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh