Henrik Lundqvist has been announced as the Rangers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The award is given to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
From the NHL release:
"The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy:
- - Investment of time and resources
- - Commitment to a particular cause or community
- - Creativity of programming
- - Use of influence; engagement of others
- - Measurement of impact
The NHL Foundation Player Award is being discontinued, and the associated NHL Foundation charitable donation will be provided through the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. From the NHL Foundation Player Award's inception in 1998 through 2017, the National Hockey League and NHL Foundation have donated $500,000 to charities selected by the award's recipients."
Finalists for the award will be announced next week.
Adam Graves is the only Ranger to win the award, doing so in 1993-94.