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King Clancy Trophy

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.

The winner is chosen by select members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and the NHL Broadcasters' Association.

The Clancy Trophy was first presented to the National Hockey League by the Board of Governors in 1988 to honor the late Francis M. "King" Clancy, a former Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs player, as well as coach and general manager.

Clancy was part of Toronto's first Stanley Cup-winning team in 1932, as well as one of the participants in the Ace Bailey benefit game, which was the first NHL All Star game.  He was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

No NHL player has won this award more than once.

Past Recipients
Year Player Team
2016 henrik sedin vancouver canucks
2015 Henrik Zetterberg DETROIT RED WINGS
2014 Andrew ference edmonton oilers
2013 patrice bergeron boston bruins
2012 daniel alfredsson ottawa senators
2011 Doug Weight New York Islanders
2010 Shane Doan Phoenix Coyotes
2009 Ethan Moreau Edmonton Oilers
2008 Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning
2007 Saku Koivu Montreal Canadiens
2006 Olaf Kolzig Washington Capitals
2004 Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames
2003 Brendan Shanahan Detroit Red Wings
2002 Ron Francis Carolina Hurricanes
2001 Shjon Podein Colorado Avalanche
2000 Curtis Joseph Toronto Maple Leafs
1999 Rob Ray Buffalo Sabres
1998 Kelly Chase St. Louis Blues
1997 Trevor Linden Vancouver Canucks
1996 Kris King Winnipeg Jets
1995 Joe Nieuwendyk Calgary Flames
1994 Adam Graves New York Rangers
1993 Dave Poulin Boston Bruins
1992 Ray Bourque Boston Bruins
1991 Dave Taylor Los Angeles Kings
1990 Kevin Lowe Edmonton Oilers
1989 Bryan Trottier New York Islanders
1988 Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames


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