Sports Executive of the Year Award

By Fred Walker

Sports Media Canada (SMC) announced that Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter was the recipient of the annual Magna Canadian Sports Executive of the Year Award. The award was presented at SMC’s annual Awards Presentation Luncheon held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Thursday, October 14, 2004.

Sutter Behind the Bench

Sutter Behind the Bench

“Thanks to his clever moves last summer and his astute trades during the season, Sutter proved to be the kind of successful leader the Flames had been searching for since GM Cliff Fletcher guided the franchise to the 1989 Stanley Cup Championship,” writes the Globe and Mail’s Tim Wharnsby.

The annual Achievement Awards Presentation Luncheon also saw the presentation of Achievement Awards to two legends of Canadian sports journalism, Jane O’Hara and Don Chevrier, recognizing their noteworthy careers in the profession. Awards were also presented recognizing outstanding work over the past twelve months in sports writing, sports broadcasting and sports photojournalism.

Details on each of the Awards and their recipients is available in the Awards section of this website.