Maloney won for his story about Bruce Moncur, a Canadian veteran who returned from Afghanistan with a brain injury and the treatment he subsequently received from the federal government.
Speaking at the awards, Maloney said as a Leafs fan and a Buffalo Bills fan, he's not used to the sensation of winning. (Well, you did, Ryan, and it was well-deserved indeed. - eds.)
HuffPost Canada was also up for two other awards. Business reporter Sunny Freeman was nominated in the online category for her Staking Claim series, which looked at the impact of a potential new mine on isolated First Nations communities in Ontario.
A project that HuffPost produced in conjunction with University of King's College investigative journalism workshop was also nominated in the student category.
The CAJ awards honour the best reporting of 2013 in print, online, magazine and television.