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Cam Atkinson named one of 31 nominees for King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Award is presented to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The National Hockey League today announced the 31 team nominees for the 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is presented "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

The nominees were selected by their respective NHL teams. The winner will be chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner:

  • 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 three finalists for the 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be announced in early August. The winner will be revealed during the 2020 Conference Finals, with the exact date, format and time to be determined.

The first-place finisher will receive a $25,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.

The 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy nominees are:

  • Anaheim - Cam Fowler
  • Nashville - Pekka Rinne
  • Arizona - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
  • New Jersey - P.K. Subban
  • Boston - Patrice Bergeron
  • NY Islanders - Matt Martin
  • Buffalo - Jack Eichel
  • NY Rangers - Henrik Lundqvist
  • Calgary - Travis Hamonic
  • Ottawa - Brady Tkachuk
  • Carolina - Jordan Staal
  • Philadelphia - Kevin Hayes
  • Chicago - Jonathan Toews
  • Pittsburgh - Sidney Crosby
  • Colorado - Gabriel Landeskog
  • San Jose - Evander Kane
  • Columbus - Cam Atkinson
  • St. Louis - Ryan O'Reilly
  • Dallas - Tyler Seguin
  • Tampa Bay - Alex Killorn
  • Detroit - Justin Abdelkader
  • Toronto - Mitchell Marner
  • Edmonton - Leon Draisaitl
  • Vancouver - Alexander Edler
  • Florida - Sergei Bobrovsky
  • Vegas - Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Los Angeles - Trevor Lewis
  • Washington - Garnet Hathaway
  • Minnesota - Matt Dumba
  • Winnipeg - Blake Wheeler
  • Montreal - Carey Price

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy was presented in 1988 by the NHL's Board of Governors in honor of Frank "King" Clancy, a beloved figure in the League for decades as a player, referee, coach, manager and goodwill ambassador. A three-time Stanley Cup champion and 1958 inductee to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Clancy was voted as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players during the League's Centennial Celebration in 2017.

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