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NHL.com staff picks: Foundation Player Award

Martin, Subban, Giordano recognized for their work in community

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The 2016 NHL Awards will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 22, and NHL.com staffers will be providing their selections for the winners.

The NHL Foundation Player Award is given to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey - commitment, perseverance and teamwork - to enrich the lives of people in his community." The finalists for the 2015-16 season are forward Matt Martin of the New York Islanders and defensemen P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens and Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames.

Here are NHL.com's staff picks for the NHL Foundation Player Award:

Amalie Benjamin, Staff Writer

P.K. Subban: All are worthy of an award given to a player who enriches the lives of those in his community, but Subban's announcement of a $10 million pledge over seven years to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation was astounding. Add in his winter wonderland surprise at the hospital and Subban could not be more deserving.

Brian Compton, Deputy Managing Editor

P.K. Subban: Subban is one of the more popular players in the NHL, and not simply because of his play on the ice. Last September, Subban donated $10 million to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, part of which will be used to create a fund called "P.K.'s Helping Hands," to help financial assistance to families of sick children.

Video: MTL@LAK: Subban puts Canadiens on the board with goal

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, Columnist

P.K. Subban: He gives his time and money, and he has a genuine respect and appreciation for the game, his place in it and his responsibility to others.

Tom Gulitti, Staff Writer

P.K. Subban:  Subban embraces the opportunity playing in Montreal has given him with his tireless efforts to help sick children and their families in the community. That included pledging $10 million over a seven-year period to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation.

Adam Kimelman, Deputy Managing Editor

P.K. Subban: Subban's $10 million donation to Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation in September is just part of his charity work. Subban sees it as his responsibility to be a key member of the community as much as he is a key member of the Canadiens.

Mike G. Morreale, Staff Writer

P.K. Subban: All three finalists should be commended for their incredible service off the ice. Subban pledged $10 million over seven years to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, and helped raise more than $800,000 for MCHF via activities and the support of the P.K. Subban Foundation in 2015-16.

Video: EDM@MTL: Subban joins play, pads lead with slap shot

Shawn P. Roarke, Director of Editorial

P.K. Subban: He made a donation of $10 million to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and started a fund from some of that money, called "P.K.'s Helping Hands," which will provide financial assistance to families of sick children.

Dan Rosen, Senior Writer

P.K. Subban: Arguably nobody embraces his star status in a major market more than Subban, whose charitable endeavors included a pledge to donate $10 million over seven years to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation. Subban is also a regular visitor at the hospital and has helped raise more than $800,000 in fundraising for the hospital through various events.

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