King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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King Clancy Memorial Trophy
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Established 1987–88 NHL season
Current holder(s) Andrew Ference
Awarded to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. Since the award was established in 1988, no player has won it more than once, but players from the same team have won it in different years. The winner is chosen by "a special panel of representatives" from the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and the NHL Broadcasters' Association.[1]

History[edit]

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Francis M. "King" Clancy, a former player for the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs who later went on to become a coach, referee, and team executive. The trophy was first awarded in 1988, and was presented to the National Hockey League by Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard, who called Clancy "one of the greatest humanitarians that ever lived".[2] It honours similar community service as the Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award which was retired in 1984.

No player has won it more than once, but four teams have had more than one player win the award. Three Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames have won the award, as have three Boston Bruins (the only team with two consecutive awards); the only other franchises that have had more than one winner are the New York Islanders.

Players from seven different Canadian teams have won this trophy comprising ten out of the 24 times that it has been awarded. While players from the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames have won three times, five other teams (Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets) have won it once.

Winners[edit]

Brendan Shanahan, one-time winner.
Jarome Iginla, one-time winner.
Shane Doan, one-time winner.
  Player is still active
Season Winner Team Player's humanitarian contribution
1987–88 McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald Calgary Flames Supporter of numerous charities in Toronto and Calgary.[3]
1988–89 Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier New York Islanders Worked with numerous charities, including the Special Olympics, the Long Island "Just Say No to Drugs" program, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[4]
1989–90 Lowe, KevinKevin Lowe Edmonton Oilers Although very busy as a player and with the NHLPA, he was made the honorary Chairman of the Edmonton City Christmas Bureau, a charity which fed needy persons.[5]
1990–91 Taylor, DaveDave Taylor Los Angeles Kings Did a lot of charity work with his team, and also assisted persons with speech impediments, as he had previously overcome one.[6]
1991–92 Bourque, RayRay Bourque Boston Bruins Involved in numerous charities; he was most notably the honourable Chairman for Boston's Floating Hospital for Infants and Children.[7]
1992–93 Poulin, DaveDave Poulin Boston Bruins Spent a lot of time helping charities; he was Co-Chairman of the March of Dimes "Walk for Life" fundraiser.[8]
1993–94 Graves, AdamAdam Graves New York Rangers Was previously recognized by his team and city for his extensive community work. He most notably served as Celebrity Chairman of New York's Family Dynamic program, a charity which assists abused children.[9]
1994–95 Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk Calgary Flames Was the captain of the Flames, and was leader in most of the Flames' charitable and humanitarian efforts.[10]
1995–96 King, KrisKris King Winnipeg Jets Was the Jets' captain as well as a major participant in various charitable organizations.[11]
1996–97 Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden Vancouver Canucks Started a program called the "Captain's Crew", which allowed underprivileged children to attend games in a private suite as his guest.[12]
1997–98 Chase, KellyKelly Chase St. Louis Blues Heavily involved with the Gateway Project, which helped mentally challenged children get involved in various sports.[13]
1998–99 Ray, RobRob Ray Buffalo Sabres Involved with many charities, including the March of Dimes, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Walk America and the Roswell Cancer Institute and Children's hospital.[14]
1999–2000 Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph Toronto Maple Leafs Worked mainly with sick children; he started "Cujo's Kids", which placed children with illnesses in a luxury suite at a Leafs game; also created "Cujo's Crease", a special room in the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto which resembled the Leafs' dressing room.[15]
2000–01 Podein, ShjonShjon Podein Colorado Avalanche Founded the Shjon Podein Children's Foundation, which assists sick and underprivileged children.[16]
2001–02 Francis, RonRon Francis Carolina Hurricanes Involved in a program with Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, North Carolina that helps children.[17]
2002–03 Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings Started a program that assists with the purchase and installation of smoke detectors for low-income households.[18]
2003–04 Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames Involved in all of the Flames' community programs, and donated 1,000 dollars for every goal he scored.[19]
2004–05 zzz Not awarded due to 2004–05 NHL lockout
2005–06 Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig Washington Capitals Co-founded "Athletes against Autism" after discovering that his son, Carson, had autism; also involved with numerous other charities.[20]
2006–07 Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu Montreal Canadiens After recovering from cancer, he founded the Saku Koivu Foundation in 2002, which raised around 2.5 million dollars when Koivu was awarded.[21]
2007–08 Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning Work with the Vincent Lecavalier Foundation.[22]
2008–09 Moreau, EthanEthan Moreau Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation’s (EOCF) Inner City High School project.[23]
2009–10 Doan, ShaneShane Doan Phoenix Coyotes Involved in numerous Phoenix-area charities.[24][25]
2010–11 Weight, DougDoug Weight New York Islanders
2011–12 Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators Over his 15 seasons with the Senators, Alfredsson has contributed to many local charities and causes, becoming a staple in the community.[26]
2012–13 Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron Boston Bruins The Bruins' alternate captain has been involved in many charitable programs. Bergeron's "Patrice's Pals" program brings hospital patients and children's groups to watch Bruins games from a luxury suite.[27]
2013–14 Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference Edmonton Oilers The Oilers' captain has been involved in many charitable programs. Ference heads up the November Project in Edmonton, a movement to increase activity in the community. [28]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Phil Coffey (2006-06-23). "Thornton, Lidstrom big winners at Awards Show". NHL. Retrieved 2007-09-14. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Ballard honors Clancy's life with trophy". Ottawa Citizen. 1986-12-17. p. F3. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  3. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Lanny McDonald". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  4. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Bryan Trottier". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  5. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Kevin Lowe". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  6. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Dave Taylor". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  7. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Ray Bourque". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  8. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Dave Poulin". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  9. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Adam Graves". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  10. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Joe Nieuwendyk". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  11. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Kris King". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  12. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Trevor Linden". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  13. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Kelly Chase". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  14. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Rob Ray". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  15. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Curtis Joseph". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  16. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Shjon Podein". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  17. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Ron Francis". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  18. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Brendan Shanahan". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  19. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Jarome Iginla". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  20. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Olaf Kolzig". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  21. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Saku Koivu". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2007-08-31. 
  22. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Vincent Lecavalier". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  23. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Ethan Moreau". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  24. ^ O'Brien, James (2010-06-23). "Shane Doan receives King Clancy Award". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  25. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Shane Doan". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  26. ^ "King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winner: Daniel Alfredsson". Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  27. ^ "Bergeron Named King Clancy Trophy Winner". Boston Bruins. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  28. ^ "Bergeron Named King Clancy Trophy Winner". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved 2014-06-18.