Rinne wins King Clancy Memorial Trophy

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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is the 2021 recipient of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, the league announced Monday.

The award is given annually to the player who exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice, and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.

Rinne edged out San Jose Sharks forward Kurtis Gabriel and New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban to earn the honor.

"After spending 15 years with the same organization and in the same city, and with the opportunities I've had through local charities in my community - this is very special to me," Rinne said. "At the same time, I was to congratulate P.K. and Kurtis on their nomination and for everything they do for their communities. I want to thank the Predators and the Predators Foundation for letting us players get involved and help in our community."

Rinne has raised over $3 million for cancer research at a children's hospital in Tennessee through his 365 Pediatric Fund. He also works with Best Buddies, a nonprofit advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and Make-A-Wish, among others.

Rinne wins King Clancy Memorial Trophy
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