Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the #Oilers nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the @NHL player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on & off the ice in addition to making a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/gRPyPQuZ5q— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 23, 2018
Like the tweet says, RNH has been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. Now before we go giving him the award, note that every team makes a nomination for this award. There are plenty of quality nominations for this award, but Nugent-Hopkins is a pretty good choice if I do say so myself. His work with Hockey Helps Kids and charitable organization Dogs with Wings make him a pretty solid choice for the Oilers.
If he were to win the award, he’d be the fourth Oiler to win it. He would join Kevin Lowe (1989-90), Andrew Ference (2013-14) and Ethan Moreau (2008-09) as the other three.
While Nugent-Hopkins is a pretty good choice, there are 30 other nominees in the league. Former Oiler Matt Hendricks is nominated by the Winnipeg Jets, the Canucks nominated both Henrik and Daniel Sedin (Vancouver just does whatever they want), the Maple Leafs have nominated Matt Martin (truculence, obv) and the Vegas Golden Knights have nominated Deryk Engelland. Because reasons.
We’ll know who wins the King Clancy Memorial Trophy along with every other award on June 20th when the NHL Awards are handed out. Until then, it’s 93 or bust.