The Calgary Flames have just announced that Craig Conroy has been nominated for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. I’m not sure if you’ve paid any attention to Craig Conroy in the past, but he is definitely deserving of this nomination!
Jarome Iginla won the award in 2004, marking the first time that 3 players from a single NHL franchise have won the award. He joins fellow Flames captains, Joe Nieuwendyk (1995) and Lanny McDonald (1988) in the select group of NHL players that have won the award by making a difference in their community. The only other team that has had multiple winners is the Boston Bruins who had recipients in Ray Bourque (1992) and Dave Poulin (1993).
Conroy was also awarded the Flames Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award this season for his perseverance, dedication and leadership on the ice, combined with dedication to community service.
The King Clancy Memorial Trophy will be awarded at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 23. Good luck Connie! We’re behind you!!