New York Rangers Chris Kreider nominated for 2021-2022 King Clancy Trophy

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Apr 29, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) smiles during the Rangers’ Blueshirts off our Backs fan appreciation ceremony after a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been chosen by the team for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. This is the second consecutive season that organization has nominated him for the award.

Named after Frank “King” Clancy who served the game for decades as player, referee, coach, and manager. This award goes to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice for humanitarian contributions in their community.

Kreider’s work with sick children and the Garden of Dreams has been tireless.  He also works with the Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey program where he makes appearances at their team practices.

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will lead a committee to decide the winner.

Chris Kreider’s award winning season so far

Kreider, 30, had an amazing 2021-2022 regular season for the New York Rangers.

The 10-year Rangers veteran recorded 52 goals (tied with Adam Graves second all-time) and 25 assists for 77 points in 81 games. Kreider also broke the team’s single-season record for the most power play goals (26) and game-winning goals (11).

Krieder became the first ever recipient of The Rod Gilbert “Mr. Ranger” Award, which recognizes the Rangers player “who best honors Rod’s legacy by exemplifying leadership qualities both on and off the ice, and making a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.”

He was also named the winner of the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, which is presented to the Rangers player as selected by the fans that “goes above and beyond the call of duty.”

“There’s a lot of guys deserving of that award other than myself,” Kreider said during the intermission. “It’s probably the greatest honor I’ve experienced as a hockey player knowing what that award means. It was hard to stay composed and I couldn’t be more grateful. Steven’s name was incredible… His family is our family which was made abundantly clear when I got here.”

Kreider was also nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is given out annually to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication.

Each local chapter of the PHWA provided their nominations and the top three will be considered finalists with the award winner being announced during the Stanley Cup Final.

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2021-22 King Clancy Memorial Trophy nominees:

  • Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf
  • Arizona Coyotes: Andrew Ladd
  • Boston Bruins: Nick Foligno
  • Buffalo Sabres: Jeff Skinner
  • Calgary Flames: Mikael Backlund
  • Carolina Hurricanes: Jordan Staal
  • Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Murphy
  • Colorado Avalanche: Nazem Kadri
  • Columbus Blue Jackets: Jack Roslovic
  • Dallas Stars: Jason Robertson
  • Detroit Red Wings: Alex Nedeljkovic
  • Edmonton Oilers: Darnell Nurse
  • Florida Panthers: Aleksander Barkov
  • Los Angeles Kings: Cal Petersen
  • Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba
  • Montreal Canadiens: Jake Allen
  • Nashville Predators: Luke Kunin
  • New Jersey Devils: P.K. Subban
  • New York Islanders: Anders Lee
  • New York Rangers: Chris Kreider
  • Ottawa Senators: Nick Holden
  • Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Laughton
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Bryan Rust
  • San Jose Sharks: Matt Nieto
  • Seattle Kraken: Jaden Schwartz
  • St. Louis Blues: Ryan O’Reilly
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: Victor Hedman
  • Toronto Maple Leafs: Wayne Simmonds
  • Vancouver Canucks: Bo Horvat
  • Vegas Golden Knights: Max Pacioretty
  • Washington Capitals: Garnet Hathaway
  • Winnipeg Jets: Josh Morrissey

Note: List via NHL Media Site.

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