It might not be the Selke Award he was going for, but Mitch Marner has the potential to take home some hardware this offseason:
King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Description: First awarded in 1987-88, the King Clancy Memorial Trophy 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.”
Voting: Each NHL team submits a nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The three finalists and ultimate winner are selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
The selection committee applies the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner of the award:
* 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
* Creativity of programming
* Use of influence; engagement of others
Marner has been one of the most involved Leafs in the community since entering the league. His Marner Assist Fund holds a number of events and gives back to the various programs around Toronto. You can learn more about the Marner Assist Fund or make a donation here.
As for Marner’s competition for this award, here’s the field:
Whether Marner becomes a winner or finalist remains to be seen but as for now it is nice to see one of the Leafs young core players giving back to the community.