Adam Laishram Named Ryobi Hardest Working Player

April 15, 2015 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
Belleville Bulls News Release

Belleville, Ontario - The Ontario Hockey League, in collaboration with Ryobi Power Tools, is pleased to announce Adam Laishram as the winner of the 2015 OHL Ryobi Hardest Working Player of the Year award. Laishram was chosen by Belleville Bulls fans as his team's Hardest Working Player earlier in the month. Laishram then went on to win the title of the OHL's Hardest Working Player from a league-wide Fan Poll.

The Hardest Working Player of the Year is an award meant to honour the player who best exemplifies dependability, quality of play and commitment to his team throughout the regular season. Fans felt that Laishram exemplified those qualities, which earned him the title of the OHL Ryobi Hardest Working Player of the Year for the 2014-2015 season. As part of winning this title, Laishram is the recipient of a $2000 scholarship and a Ryobi 6pc combination kit courtesy of Ryobi Power Tools.

"Ryobi is thrilled to partner with the Ontario Hockey League on the Hardest Working Player of the Year award," said Mitch Dennehy, VP of Sales & Marketing with Ryobi Canada. "We are pleased to recognize star players who demonstrate the utmost level of dependability and outstanding skill, attributes we believe in very strongly at Ryobi."

"Adam's passion and determination for our game is evident on a nightly basis and his efforts are highly regarded by his coaches, teammates, and fans across the OHL," said OHL Commissioner David Branch. "In order to play in the OHL, players must possess a strong work ethic. Adam's hard work on the ice is equally matched by his commitment off the ice making it fitting to have an award that recognizes the efforts of student athletes like Adam Laishram."

"Adam is a very deserving recipient of this award," said Bulls assistant coach Jake Grimes. "If Adam is trying to get something done, it gets done."

"It's just awesome for Adam to be recognized this way for his work habits and drive and obvious dedication to the fans of Belleville," added General Manager and Head Coach George Burnett. "His work habits have never been questioned and when you look at what he needed to do to get through this year, it makes it pretty special."

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