The Hartford Wolf Pack are proud to announce that forward Richard Scott has been named the Hartford Wolf Pack 2002-2003 American Specialty/HG Insurance/AHL Man of the Year. The award honors the player adjudged to have made the greatest commitment to his community and charitable organizations throughout the course of the season.
Scott has been the Wolf Pack's leader throughout the season in terms of volunteering for team-organized community events. In addition, he has gone out of his way numerous times to visit local hospitals, most notably the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and schools, on his own time and of his own volition.
In recognition of his efforts, Scott will be presented with an etched crystal trophy during an on-ice presentation prior to an upcoming home game. Scott is now a finalist for the AHL's 2002-2003 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award honoring the overall American Specialty/HG Insurance/AHL Man of the Year. One player will be selected from the 28 individual team award winners to be honored during the Calder Cup 2003 Finals as the 2002-2003 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award winner.
The Yanick Dupre Memorial Award is named after the late Yanick Dupre, who passed away in August of 1997 at the age of 24, following a 16-month battle with leukemia. Dupre played four seasons with the Hershey Bears (1992-96) registering 169 points (70-99) in 207 AHL games. He also played in 35 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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