Congrats to Leon on his nomination for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to a player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on & off the ice & who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community! #LetsGoOilers https://t.co/stcODdQ9Ml— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 17, 2019
Leon Draisaitl is not only a fifty goal scorer (and a 105 total point scorer, too), but it turns out that he’s a heckuva guy as well. Leon Draisaitl is Edmonton’s nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Award. The textbook definition of the King Clancy Award is the award given annually “to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community”
Leon has pledged an eight year contribution totaling 1.2MM to help charities like Hockey Helps Kids and WE in Alberta. It’s a great gesture from one of Edmonton’s top talents on the ice.
Thirty other league representatives (one from each team) have received nominations for the Clancy Award. A winner will be selected and revealed during the NHL Awards that takes place in late June. Three Oilers have won the award since its inception in 1988: Kevin Lowe won it in 1990, Ethan Moreau in 2008 and Andrew Ference in 2014.