Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban, and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist are the finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, the league announced Friday.
The award is handed out annually to the player "who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community." The winner will be revealed during the upcoming conference finals.
Dumba, along with several other current and former NHL players, recently co-founded the Hockey Diversity Alliance in response to the ongoing civil unrest across the United States. The 26-year-old also spearheaded a number of fundraising initiatives over the last year, including efforts to fight against COVID-19, aiding wildfire relief in Australia, and helping to rebuild Minnesota following riots and protests after the death of George Floyd.
Subban was one of the first major athletes to donate to a fundraiser for George Floyd's daughter. His $50,000 led to other contributions from athletes worldwide. Additionally, through the P.K. Subban Foundation, the 31-year-old initiated several charitable efforts this year. He continued his "Blueline Buddies" program, which brings together local police and youth to attend Devils games.
Lundqvist and his wife, Therese, have raised over $3.2 million since the creation of the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation in 2014. Their initiatives through the foundation continued this year during the fight against COVID-19. Lundqvist donated $100,000 to help feed New Yorkers, which provided 68,000 meals and aided 8,000 children and their families.
The winner of the award will receive a $25,000 donation from the NHL Foundation to benefit a charity of his choice. The two runners-up will receive $5,000.