Washington Capitals executive Dick Patrick and long-time minor-league hockey broadcaster Bob Chase/Wallenstein will receive the 2012 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
The award will be presented during the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction celebration Oct. 15 in Dallas.
Patrick has a family relation to this award -- Lester Patrick is his grandfather.
Dick Patrick has been president of the Washington Capitals since the 1982-83 season. In the eight seasons prior to Patrick's arrival in Washington, the Capitals never made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the ensuing 29 seasons, the club has made 23 playoff appearances.