The Dallas Stars announced today that forward Tyler Seguin was named the club's nominee for the National Hockey League's King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The award is given annually to the NHL player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
This season, Seguin donated $40,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County for a new ball hockey court and learning lab refurbish, which the Dallas Stars Foundation matched with a $25,000 contribution in support of his efforts. Over the past two seasons, the forward has donated almost $100,000 in the form of ball hockey courts and learning lab refurbishment to Boys and Girls Club of Collin County.
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As part of the NHL's Hockey Is For Everyone initiative, Seguin was selected as the club's ambassador due to his engagement off the ice in humanitarian work which positively impacts a diverse, marginalized or underserved population. The forward used his platform as an NHL player to help diverse groups connect to the game through his work with Seguin Stars and the Dallas Stars Foundation. In his fifth season with Dallas, his work off the ice has benefited such programs as Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, After School All-Stars, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association.
At select games throughout the 2017-18 campaign, Seguin donated a suite complete with food to various local organizations and met with the attendees after each game. Additionally, he was featured in a public service announcement for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas for their Unite With Troy capital campaign and took part in the Dallas Stars Foundation calendar for the third consecutive season.
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On the ice, the native of Brampton, Ont. skated in all 82 regular-season games for the second consecutive season and ranked second on the Stars with 78 points (40-38=78). Seguin finished the season tied for seventh in the NHL with a career-best 40 goals. He became the third player in Dallas Stars history (1993-present) to record 40-or-more goals in a single season, joining Mike Modano (50 goals, 1993-94) and Jamie Benn (41 goals, 2015-16) as the only players to accomplish this feat.
Since the 2013-14 season, his 173 total goals are tied with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby for the second-most among all NHL players, trailing only Washington's Alex Ovechkin (236).