The NHL announced on Wednesday the 32 players nominated for the 2021-22 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, an honour given annually to the player who “best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”
Each NHL team selected one player from their club to be their nominee for the award. A winner will be chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives, led by commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
Several criteria will be used to determine the eventual winner, including:
• Clear and measurable positive impact on the community
• Investment of time and resources
• Commitment to a particular cause or community
• Commitment to the league’s community initiatives
• Creativity of programming
• Use of influence; engagement of others
The winner of the award will receive a $25,000 donation to benefit a charity — or charities — of their choice. Each of the two runner-ups will receive a $5,000 donation to use the same way.