Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by LeafsNation75, Jul 27, 2020.
What’s that trophy for?
It's for a player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.
The last time a Maple Leafs player won this award was Curtis Joseph during the 1999-00 season.
NHL King Clancy Memorial Trophy Winners
Thats a important Trophy. I hope Marner is just as recognized by family members first and foremost. Like grand parents and immediate family. Surely he is right when you are so generous of your time....
Here is some of what Marner has done to be nominated for this award.
Marner Assist Fund - Marner
Why Mitch Marner dove into charity work during quarantine - Sportsnet.ca
very good stuff from Marner...
Yeah he’s always been a good kid. I’ve had many laughs here reading posts portraying him as some type of villain.
If anyone is interested here are the nominees from the other teams.
I thought during his contract negotiations it was is father who was being portrayed as the villain.
Spoiled, overpaid, one dimensional, selfish brat.
There, think I got it all out of the way before someone comes along seriously spouting off.
Congrats to Mitch, he's been very visually active in the community. A huge role model for many many kids.
Well deserved, he’s a great person and has been beyond generous off the ice as well.
interesting to see his first Leaf influencer is also nominated .
Yep there were all kinds of things made up about all involved. It’s the world we live in.
I guess Matthew's doesn't get a nom because of public drunkness
Matthews is a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy which is
given "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."
Plus the writers who vote on it didn't seem to care what happened to him off the ice because someone like Johnny Gaudreau won it during the 2016-17 season despite being fined $2,000 for diving.
Goaltender with the fewest amount of goals allowed.
I like Evander Kane for his part in starting the Diversity Alliance in the face of the Bill Peters and Akim Aliu nonsense. Similar programs are frequently superficial but there's a lot of tangible good these guys can do for the sport at a variety of levels.
This is also one award where they don't announce three finalists or show the voting results which is weird since it's voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. So we won't know where Marner would have finished with this vote if he doesn't win it.
We'll assume 2nd.
Marner haters are "Triggered"
Matthews doesn't have a sizable charity presence. We know he dedicates time to Cystic Fibrosis related causes, but Marner's charity work has been much more on the forefront. Unlike Matthews, Marner spends pretty much all his time in Toronto, and does his charity related fundraisers in the summer.
Outside of Masai, Marner probably has the largest presence in charity endeavors among Toronto athletes/sports executives.
Here is something the Marner Assist Fund recently did.
Zach Hyamn has a charity golf tournament which he hosts and he also does things for Sick Kids Hospital.
Home - Zach Hyman Celebrity Classic - Join Us!
He also once dontaed $100,000 to Sick Kids Hospital.
Not saying other players don't do things. Just that his stuff is probably the most visible, beside Masai's.
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