The NHL announced every team’s nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Monday, and Daniel and Henrik Sedin were named co-candidates for the Vancouver Canucks.
On Monday, the league announced every team’s nominee to win the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, 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.”
Henrik won the trophy for the 2015-16 season, after he and Daniel handed $1.5 million to the BC Children’s Hospital. Back in 2014, the two franchise icons formed the Sedin Family Foundation, where they help families and children in need.
The Trophy is named after Frank Clancy, a former NHL player who also worked in the league as a head coach, referee and executive for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The award was first presented in 1988.
Former Canucks captain and current team president Trevor Linden won the award in 1996-97, after he created the “Captain’s Crew” program where he brought children in need to Vancouver home games.
Daniel and Henrik were easy nominees for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, considering all they’ve done for the community of Vancouver. Dan Fumano of the Vancouver Sun reported that the twins have worked in over 50 charities. This also includes the Raise-a-Reader program, where they helped children learn literacy.
Brock Boeser was nominated for the Calder Trophy, presented to the league’s top rookie. The NHL Awards ceremony will happen in Las Vegas on June 20, so we’ll find out then if the twins and Boeser add some hardware to the Vancouver trophy room.