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Team leadership

An annual award presented "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualitites to his team, on and off the ice during the regular season." Suggestions for nominees are solicited from fans, clubs and NHL personnel, but the selection of the three finalists and the ultimate winner is made by Mark Messier himself.
Presented by Bridgestone in honor of one of hockey?s great leaders, this award was first handed out in 2007.