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Governors' Trophy winners

Awarded to the defenseman voted to be most outstanding based on performance over the course of the regular season by the league coaches. Renamed the Larry D. Gordon Trophy.
Season Award Winner Team
1964-65 Lionel Repka Fort Wayne Komets
1965-66 Bob Lemieux Muskegon Mohawks
1966-67 Larry Mavety Port Huron Flags
1967-68 Carl Brewer Muskegon Mohawks
1968-69 Alain Beaule Dayton Gems
1968-69 Maurice "Moe" Benoit Dayton Gems
1969-70 John Gravel Toledo Blades
1970-71 Bob LePage Des Moines Oak Leafs
1971-72 Rick Pagnutti Fort Wayne Komets
1972-73 Bob McCammon Port Huron Wings
1973-74 Dave Simpson Dayton Gems
1974-75 Murray Flegel Muskegon Mohawks
1975-76 Murray Flegel Muskegon Mohawks
1976-77 Tom Mellor Toledo Goaldiggers
1977-78 Michel Lachance Milwaukee Admirals
1978-79 Guido Tenesi Grand Rapids Owls
1979-80 John Gibson Saginaw Gears
1980-81 Larry Goodenough Saginaw Gears
1981-82 Don Waddell Saginaw Gears
1982-83 Jim Burton Fort Wayne Komets
1982-83 Kevin Willison Milwaukee Admirals
1983-84 Kevin Willison Milwaukee Admirals
1984-85 Lee Norwood Peoria Rivermen
1985-86 Jim Burton Fort Wayne Komets
1986-87 Jim Burton Fort Wayne Komets
1987-88 Phil Bourque Muskegon Lumberjacks
1988-89 Randy Boyd Milwaukee Admirals
1989-90 Brian Glynn Salt Lake Golden Eagles
1990-91 Brian McKee Fort Wayne Komets
1991-92 Jean-Marc Richard Fort Wayne Komets
1992-93 Bill Houlder San Diego Gulls
1993-94 Darren Veitch Peoria Rivermen
1994-95 Todd Richards Las Vegas Thunder
1995-96 Greg Hawgood Las Vegas Thunder
1996-97 Brad Werenka Indianapolis Ice
1997-98 Dan Lambert Long Beach Ice Dogs