Rangers Chris Kreider nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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Mar 4, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) and left wing Alexis Lafreniere (13) celebrate the Rangers win over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider has been chosen by the team for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. 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.

Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will lead a committee to decide the winner. Looking at this year’s field, Chris Kreider truly stands out.

Chris Kreider and the Garden of Dreams

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If you want to know why Chris Kreider is deserving of this award all you have to do is watch a video produced by MSG Networks. His work with the Garden of Dreams merits recognition. Kreider’s genuine love, caring, and attachment to children suffering from terrible illness is what the world needs more of.

Good Luck Chris!

Taking over for Henrik Lundqvist

Last season, Henrik Lundqvist was nominated by the New York Rangers for the second straight season for his work with the Garden of Dreams. Lundqvist also started a foundation to help children in need. Quietly and without much fanfare, Hank has passed the torch to a worthy successor.

Anthony Scultore is the founder of Forever Blueshirts and has been covering the New York Rangers and the NHL... More about Anthony Scultore