P.K. Subban wins King Clancy Trophy

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Veteran defenseman P.K. Subban is this year's recipient of the King Clancy Trophy.

The NHL hands out the honor annually to "the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."

Subban has been a King Clancy finalist for three straight years and four times in his career. The 33-year-old has been a longtime advocate for racial and social justice, and he's made significant financial contributions to numerous charitable causes. Those most recently include COVID-19 relief and donations for Ukrainian cancer patients.

"I know that whenever you do charity work, when you do work in your community, you don't do it for these types of accolades," Subban said, according to NHL.com's Jon Lane. "But when I look back at all the finalists and the players who have won this award it's a pretty special group. I think when you have a platform in the NHL, I've been very lucky to have one, when you use it the right way you can have an impact."

He's the first New Jersey Devils player to win the award. Recently retired Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse were the other finalists.

A committee of league executives led by commissioner Gary Bettman and his deputy, Bill Daly, chose the three finalists and the winner. The 32 clubs each nominated one player for the award.

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