The NHL has announced that Lundqvist is one of three final nominees for the Clancy along with Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Jason Zucker.
From the NHL release:
- Through the fundraising efforts and community outreach of the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation (HLF), the charitable organization he founded in 2014 with his wife, Therese, Henrik Lundqvist continues to improve the lives of children and adults throughout the world through education and health services. The four HLF community partners – New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Barnfond in Sweden, Together for Better and Garden of Dreams Foundation — and HLF’s own program, the HLF Young Ambassador Program — all were recipients of Foundation donations in 2018-19. To date, HLF has directly given grants and made commitments of nearly $1 million supporting children’s health and education. Lundqvist serves as a spokesperson for Garden of Dreams, visits with children and their families from Garden of Dreams partner organizations in “Henrik’s Crease” for Rangers games at Madison Square Garden and supports the Rangers’ Hockey Fights Cancer and Hockey is for Everyone initiatives.
From the Rangers release, “over his 14 seasons with the Rangers, Henrik has not only established himself as one of the greatest players in franchise history, but also as an exceptional ambassador in the New York Metropolitan Area.”
4/17/19 | The NHL has announced that Henrik Lundqvist is the Rangers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The award 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 team nominated one player and the winner will be chosen by a group led by Gary Bettman and Bill Daly.
In determining the winner the selection group will consider the players:
- Investment of time and resources
- Commitment to a particular cause or community
- Creativity of programming
- Use of influence; engagement of others
- Measurement of impact
From the NHL release, “the three finalists for the 2018-19 King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, and the winner will be revealed at the 2019 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone on Wednesday, June 19 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The first-place finisher will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of the winner’s choice and the two runners-up will each receive a $5,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.”
Adam Graves (1993-94) is the only Ranger to win the award.
Former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan is the nominee for Tampa Bay.
Lundqvist was also the Rangers nominee last season.