Tom Wilson Named Capitals’ King Clancy Award Nominee

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The Washington Capitals named forward Tom Wilson their nominee for the King Clancy Award, which is given “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” Each NHL team nominated one player from their team.

Senior NHL executives led by commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly will vote on the winner based on the criteria below:

– Clear and measurable positive impact on the community
– Investment of time and resources
– Commitment to a particular cause or community
– Commitment to the League’s community initiatives (Hockey is for Everyone, Hockey Fights Cancer, Future Goals, Learn to Play, NHL Green, etc.)
– Creativity of programming
– Use of influence; engagement of others

Three nominees will be released on Tuesday, April 23 and the winner will be announced at the 2019 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, June 19. The winner will be given a $40,000 donation by the NHL Foundation to help one or multiple charities that they wish to help and the two other finalists will get a donation of $5,000 to do the same.

Here are the finalists from all 31 teams:

Anaheim Ducks: Cam Fowler

Arizona Coyotes: Oliver Ekman-Larsson

Boston Bruins: Zdeno Chara

Buffalo Sabres: Jack Eichel

Calgary Flames: Mark Giordano

Carolina Hurricanes: Justin Faulk

Chicago Blackhawks: Corey Crawford

Colorado Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog

Columbus Blue Jackets: Nick Foligno

Dallas Stars: John Klingberg

Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard

Edmonton Oilers: Leon Draisaitl

Florida Panthers: Roberto Luongo

Los Angeles Kings: Tyler Toffoli

Minnesota Wild: Jason Zucker

Montreal Canadiens: Max Domi

Nashville Predators: Pekka Rinne

New Jersey Devils: Kyle Palmieri

New York Islanders: Anders Lee

New York Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist

Ottawa Senators: Mark Borowiecki

Philadelphia Flyers: Claude Giroux

Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Murray

San Jose Sharks: Brenden Dillon

St. Louis Blues: Ryan O’Reilly

Tampa Bay Lightning: Ryan Callahan

Toronto Maple Leafs: Zach Hyman

Vancouver Canucks: Alexander Edler

Vegas Golden Knights: Deryk Engelland

Washington Capitals: Tom Wilson

Winnipeg Jets: Bryan Little

By Harrison Brown

About Harrison Brown

Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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1 Response to Tom Wilson Named Capitals’ King Clancy Award Nominee

  1. Pingback: Capitals’ News And Notes: Reirden and Coaching Staff Shake Up Lines Ahead of Game 4, Tom Wilson Team Nominee for King Clancy, and More | NoVa Caps

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