Panthers C Marty Reasoner Nominated for King Clancy Memorial Trophy
/ Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. –The Florida Panthers announced today that C Marty Reasoner has been selected by his teammates as the club’s nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy, first presented in 1988, is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice and who has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community.” Previous winners include Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier and former Panther and current Dallas Stars’ general manager Joe Nieuwendyk.
Reasoner, 34, served as an assistant captain in his first season with the Panthers after being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks in July 2010. He tied a career-high with 14 goals this season, while recording 32 points in 81 games played. Reasoner also leads the team with a 54.5 face-off winning percentage and played in his 700th career NHL game on Mar. 27 in Pittsburgh.
Off the ice, Reasoner has been a driving force behind the team’s community relations efforts, including helping to raise funds for Rob Kenny, a local youth hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player who lost his life in a tragic car accident earlier this year. He has also been active in helping support the Florida Panthers Foundation various initiatives including helping to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.
The winner will be announced at the NHL’s annual awards banquet scheduled to take place on June 22, 2011 at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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