The Vegas Golden Knights announced that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is among the list of nominees for the 2019-20 King Clancy Memorial Trophy.
The trophy is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
The nominees were selected by their respective NHL clubs. The winner will be selected by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.
The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy:
- Clear and measurable positive impact on the community
- Investment of time and resources
- Commitment to a particular cause or community
- Commitment to the League's community initiatives (Hockey is for Everyone, Hockey Fights Cancer, Future Goals, Learn to Play, NHL Green, etc.)
- Creativity of programming
- Use of influence; engagement of others
Fleury was selected by the team for the impact his leadership has had on the Las Vegas community. Since his arrival in Las Vegas in 2017, the goaltender has consistently supported and contributed to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Jr. Golden Knights youth hockey program and the organization’s COVID-19 Part-time Staff Employee Fund.
Fleury also spends time throughout every holiday season at local hospitals to visit patients and ensure that children have their own gifts and presents to celebrate the holidays.