Vancouver Canucks forward @Bo Horvat has been named one of the 32 nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
Each of the National Hockey League’s 32 teams selected a nominee for the award, which is presented annually “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”
A selection committee of NHL executives — led by commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly — will select a winner and two additional finalists. The first-place finisher will receive $25,000 to donate to a charity of his choice, while the two finalists will both have $5,000 donations made on their behalf.
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Three members of the Canucks have previously won the Clancy:
  • 1997: Trevor Linden received the award in recognition of his “Captain’s Crew” program, which allowed underprivileged children to attend games.
  • 2016: Henrik Sedin won the award for his work as team captain (and usually alongside his twin brother) contributing to numerous charitable programs.
  • 2018: Henrik and Daniel Sedin were named the first-ever co-winners of the award after their final NHL season as a “career recognition” of their off-ice work, including their $1.5 million donation to the BC Children’s Hospital in 2010. The twins also helped raise $42 million for the Canucks for Kids fund between 2000 and 2018.
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy was first awarded in 1988 in honour of the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman-turned-executive, who died in 1986. It was most recently presented to Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne after the 2020–21 season.
The 2022 NHL Awards ceremony will be held between Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in the city that hosts those two matches.