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NHL Announces 32 Finalists for King Clancy Trophy

The NHL announced on Wednesday the 32 team nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded to a player showing positive leadership qualities on and off the ice.
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The NHL announced on Wednesday the 32 team nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. 

The award is presented to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”

The NHL individually picks the representatives for each award, which takes into account community involvement, the influence of others and representing the league in a positive manner. 

The winner will receive a $25,000 donation to a charity of their choice. 

While the award is mostly based on activities outside of the public eye, it's still something players and teams take seriously. Pekka Rinne won the award in 2021, with a pair of Minnesota Wild players (Jason Zucker in 2019 and Matt Dumba in 2020) taking the two awards before that.


Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf
Arizona Coyotes: Andrew Ladd
Boston Bruins: Nick Foligno
Buffalo Sabres: Jeff Skinner
Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund
Carolina Hurricanes: Jordan Staal
Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Murphy
Colorado Avalanche: Nazem Kadri
Columbus Blue Jackets: Jack Roslovic
Dallas Stars: Jason Robertson
Detroit Red Wings: Alex Nedeljkovic
Edmonton Oilers: Darnell Nurse
Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov
Los Angeles Kings: Cal Petersen
Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba
Montreal Canadiens: Jake Allen
Nashville Predators: Luke Kunin
New Jersey Devils: P.K. Subban
New York Islanders: Anders Lee
New York Rangers: Chris Kreider
Ottawa Senators: Nick Holden
Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Laughton
Pittsburgh Penguins: Bryan Rust
San Jose Sharks: Matt Nieto
Seattle Kraken: Jaden Schwartz
St. Louis Blues: Ryan O’Reilly
Tampa Bay Lightning: Victor Hedman
Toronto Maple Leafs: Wayne Simmonds
Vancouver Canucks: Bo Horvat
Vegas Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty
Washington Capitals: Garnet Hathaway
Winnipeg Jets: Josh Morrissey



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