TOP OFFENSIVE FORWARD
The Top Offensive Forward Award goes to the player who exhibited excellent offensive ability during the entire season. Criteria for this award is goal scoring, assisting others and being clutch in tight game situations.
TOP DEFENSIVE FORWARD
The Top Defensive Forward Award is given to the player who is an offensive forward but displays strong defensive play and skills. This player is often counted on to guard the opposing team’s top forward and will sacrifice their offensive abilities to focus strictly on defense.
The Top Defenseman Award is given to the player who excels on the defensive side of the court. This player is the goalie’s best friend, often taking the brunt of shots and wheelchairs to allow the goalie to do their job. They are often overlooked but never underestimated by their opponents.
The Top Goalie Award is the player who had the strongest performance as the goaltender during the regular season. The goaltender is the last line of defense for any team and can make the difference between winning and losing a close game. The Top Goalie Award is often referred as the MVP of Goaltenders.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
The MVP Award is given to the player who is deemed most valuable to their team throughout the regular season. It is bestowed upon the best performing player who is most responsible for their team’s success. Criteria for this award includes goal scoring, play-making, defense, leadership and/or goal-tending.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Player of the Year Award is given to the player that demonstrates strong hockey play and leadership both on and off the court. Their competitive nature is tempered by sportsmanlike conduct and always places one’s team ahead of any personal accomplishments. They dedicate their time and effort to better the league, help other players and coaches in whatever capacity needed and help guide the growth of the organization.
ERIC J. PERRY TEAMWORK AWARD
The Eric J. Perry Teamwork Award is named in honor of Eric Perry, one of the original members of the Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay who tragically passed on April 24, 2005 at the age of 17. His legacy is honored annually by the presentation of the Eric J. Perry Teamwork Award, given to a Flyers PowerPlay player who demonstrates the qualities Eric exemplified: determination, enthusiasm, and a commitment to team play.
RICHARD WEAVER UNSUNG HERO AWARD
The Richard Weaver Unsung Hero Award is named in honor of Richard Weaver, who was the Advisory Board President, former coach and wheelchair hockey ambassador. Richard sadly passed away in February 2016 but his many contributions and talents will never be forgotten. Today, we honor that legacy by naming a player each year who best exemplifies what Richard stood for.
The Unsung Hero Award is a player who is supportive and shows integrity while making a subtle impact both on and off the court. Every team has a certain player who plays to the best of their ability no matter what. Often overlooked or unsung by others, their teammates truly realize the impact this player has on their team.
The Most Dedicated Award is presented to a player who attends every hockey session with an infectious positive attitude and enthusiasm for competitive gameplay.
The Most Improved Award is presented to the player who has demonstrated growth both on and off the playing surface from the previous year to the current season. Improvement can be seen through skill, knowledge of the game, and leadership.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS POWERPLAY COACHES AWARD
The Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay Coaches Award is presented annually by the coaches to a Flyers PowerPlay player who displays sportsmanship both on and off the playing surface while excelling at the game and acting as a role model for their teammates. Below is a list of all award recipients.
HEATHER WEAVER EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER AWARD
The Heather Weaver Exceptional Volunteer Award is presented by the Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay Advisory Committee to a PowerPlay volunteer for their dedicated service and commitment to the Philadelphia Flyers PowerPlay and its mission.