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Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award Voting

Together, we celebrate the life of a hero, Detective Steven McDonald.

The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award is presented annually to the Ranger who, as chosen by the fans, "goes above and beyond the call of duty." The award, which has been given annually since the 1987-88 season, bears the name of New York City Police Detective Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured in the line of duty on July 12, 1986 and passed away on January 10, 2017.

RECIPIENT SEASON
HENRIK LUNDQVIST 2017-18
MATS ZUCCARELLO 2016-17
MATS ZUCCARELLO 2015-16
CAM TALBOT 2014-15
MATS ZUCCARELLO 2013-14
RYAN CALLAHAN 2012-13
RYAN CALLAHAN 2011-12
BRANDON PRUST 2010-11
RYAN CALLAHAN 2009-10
RYAN CALLAHAN 2008-09
BRANDON DUBINSKY 2007-08
JED ORTMEYER 2006-07
HENRIK LUNDQVIST 2005-06
JED ORTMEYER 2003-04
MATHEW BARNABY 2002-03
SANDY MCCARTHY 2001-02
SANDY MCCARTHY 2000-01
ADAM GRAVES 1999-00
ADAM GRAVES 1998-99
WAYNE GRETZKY 1997-98
BRIAN LEETCH 1996-97
MARK MESSIER 1995-96
MARK MESSIER 1994-95
ADAM GRAVES 1993-94
ADAM GRAVES 1992-93
ADAM GRAVES 1991-92
JAN ERIXON 1990-91
JOHN VANBIESBROUCK AND KELLY KISIO 1989-90
TONY GRANATO 1988-89
JAN ERIXON 1987-88

Current and fomer Rangers reflect on receiving the award and what McDonald meant to the New York Rangers organization:

"Every time you talk about this wonderful family and the award, it brings me back 13 years (when he won the first time), because it was my rookie year, the first time I met the family and got an understanding of the impact they had in this community. I got to know them over the years, (they're) very nice people and obviously it's a huge honor to receive the award." - Henrik Lundqvist: Winner in 2005-06 & 2017-18

"He is a big part of this organization for a long time, when you see him cheering on the guys you give him a nod. You recognize him for sure. He's been a Ranger for a long time, probably before I was born. It's a big honor and I am very humbled." - former Ranger Mats Zuccarello: Winner in 2013-14, 2015-16 & 2016-17

"It's an incredible honor to be voted in by the fans. What Mr. McDonald means to this team and to this community, it's a huge honor and I have to thank the fans for that." - Cam Talbot: Winner in 2014-15
 
"Winning the (Extra Effort Award) in his honor is one of my (proudest) accomplishments as a hockey player." - Brandon Dubinsky: Winner in 2007-08
 
"I don't know if any human being on this planet could have inspired us any more than Steven McDonald" - former Rangers Head Coach Tom Renney
 
"For a man like that, with all he's gone through, to be proud of us-it's humbling. It's hard to describe that feeling." - former Ranger Brian Boyle

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