NEW YORK — Edmonton Oilers defenseman Nurse Darnell is among the finalists for this season’s King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The award is presented annually by the NHL who “best exemplifies leadership qualities” and has made a humanitarian contribution in their community.
Anaheim Duck Center Ryan Getzlaf and defenseman for the New Jersey Devils PK Subban are the other finalists.
Nurse is an ambassador for Free Play for Kids, which provides opportunities for children in marginalized communities to participate in sports, and Right To Play, which aims to empower children through sport.
In 2021, he creates the Nurse Darnell Excellence Scholarship partners with St. Thomas More Catholic High School – his alma mater in Hamilton – to award two scholarships each year to students pursuing post-secondary goals.
Getzlaf, who retired at the end of the season, has spent his entire 17-year career in Anaheim, serving as Ducks captain for each of the past 12 seasons. He helped create the Anaheim Ducks Learn to Play program, which offers beginner hockey players the chance to get on the ice and receive equipment for free.
Subban, King Clancy Trophy finalist for the third straight season and fourth time overall, pledged $10 million to the Montreal Children’s Hospital in 2015, the largest ever by a Canadian athlete .
He donated $1 million in March for ‘The SPOT’, the hospital’s new mental health clinic, and donations for Ukrainian cancer patients who have been uprooted due to the war from their country with Russia.
The 2022 NHL award winners will be revealed at the Conference Finals and the Stanley Cup Final.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 20, 2022.
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