The NHL has announced its 31 nominees for the annual King Clancy Award, given to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.
For the LA Kings, that player is Trevor Moore. Not only did the Thousand Oaks native have a breakout 2020-21 season, but Moore also spent time away from the rink giving back to the community during these unprecedented times.
On the ice, Moore set career highs in goals (10), assists (13) and points (23) while also displaying a never-give-up attitude. Off the ice, Moore spent time dropping food off at the local Children's Hospital LA and giving out laptops and wifi hotspots to help kids with the online schooling during the pandemic.
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 first-place finisher will receive a $25,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice. The winner will be announced at a later date.