The Tommy Ivan Trophy was awarded annually to the player selected as the most valuable player in the Central Hockey League (CHL).
Named in honour of Tommy Ivan commencing with 1974–75 CHL season, this individual award recognized the player who distinguished himself for his “outstanding contributions to his team during the course of the regular season”. The winner was chosen through a vote of the CHL coaches.
|1963–64||Jeannot Gilbert||Minneapolis Bruins|
|1964–65||Cesare Maniago||Minneapolis Bruins|
|1965–66||Art Stratton||St. Louis Braves|
|1966–67||Art Stratton||St. Louis Braves|
|1967–68||Bryan Watson||Houston Apollos|
|1968–69||Jim Lorentz||Oklahoma City Blazers|
|1969–70||Dan Johnson||Tulsa Oilers|
|1970–71||Andre Dupont *Shared||Omaha Knights|
|1970–71||Peter McDuffe *Shared||Omaha Knights|
|1970–71||Gerry Ouellette *Shared||Omaha Knights|
|1970–71||Joe Zanussi *Shared||Fort Worth Wings|
|1971–72||Gregg Sheppard||Oklahoma City Blazers|
|1972–73||Mike Cormier||Fort Worth Wings|
|1973–74||Glenn Resch||Fort Worth Wings|
|1974–75||Wayne Schaab||Omaha Knights|
|1975–76||Ian McKegney||Dallas Black Hawks|
|1976–77||Barclay Plager||Kansas City Blues|
|1977–78||Doug Palazzari||Salt Lake Golden Eagles|
|1978–79||Ron Low||Kansas City Blues|
|1979–80||Doug Palazzari||Salt Lake Golden Eagles|
|1980–81||Joe Mullen||Salt Lake Golden Eagles|
|1981–82||Bob Francis||Oklahoma City Stars|
|1982–83||Kelly Hrudey||Indianapolis Checkers|
|1983–84||Bruce Affleck *Shared||Indianapolis Checkers|
|1983–84||John Vanbiesbrouck *Shared||Tulsa Oilers|
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