The National Hockey League announced the list of nominees for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
Tyler Toffoli was selected by the LA Kings to represent the team due to his involvement in community initiatives both on and off the ice.
The winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
Toffoli is the Kings representative for the Lil' Kings Learn to Play program, and is actively involved in growing the game of hockey in Southern Californnia. He joined the PeeWee Jr. Kings team recently at Toyota Sports Center and put smiles on all the players' faces.
The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy:
- 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 (Hockey is for Everyone, Hockey Fights Cancer, Future Goals, Learn to Play, NHL Green, etc.)
- Creativity of programming
- Use of influence; engagement of others
The three finalists for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, and the winner will be revealed at the 2019 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone on Wednesday, June 19 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The first-place finisher will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of the winner's choice.
The two runners-up will each receive a $5,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.
See the full list of nominees: