Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks, P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators, and Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild were named finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded "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, chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will get a $5,000 donation.
The results will be announced at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 20.
Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin retired after 17 NHL seasons, all with the Canucks. Their strong connection with the community includes a $1.5 million donation made to the BC Children's Hospital Foundation in 2010 to help build a new children's hospital and expand existing medical services. In addition, the Sedins helped the Canucks for Kids Fund raise $42 million since 2000-01, advocated for the literacy promotion programs of the Canucks Family Education Centre, and supported the SPCA. They also visited elementary schools, and met with patients and their families at BC Children's Hospital and Canuck Place Children's Hospice.
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Subban is the founder of Blueline Buddies, a program that uses hockey to bring down barriers between police and local youth. The Predators defenseman brings together a member of the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) and a guest with an underprivileged youth and a mentor from a local organization at a Predators game by supplying tickets, dinner and a meet-and-greet before and after the game. Subban was honored by the MNPD with the Department's Community Service Award. He also continues his work in support of the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation, to which he has pledged to donate $10 million.
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Zucker and his wife, Carly, began a fundraising campaign for the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. The space will allow children and their families to watch Wild games in a setting that simulates the experience of being at the game itself. The Zuckers started the project with a $160,000 donation and encouraged others in the community to donate in forms of 16 -- Jason's jersey number -- to the #GIVE16 campaign, which has raised more than $900,000 in seven months. The Wild forward scored an NHL career high 33 goals this season and pledged $1,600 for each one.
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