Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named King Clancy Memorial Trophy finalists

Debora Robinson / National Hockey League / Getty

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, Edmonton Oilers blue-liner Darnell Nurse, and New Jersey Devils veteran P.K. Subban were named the finalists for the 2022 King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Friday.

All 32 teams had a representative up for the award before the top three were announced. The trophy is given annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community.

The finalists are chosen by a committee of NHL executives led by commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly.

Getzlaf, who announced his retirement prior to the end of the regular season, runs numerous initiatives in the Anaheim area including a Learn to Play program and a charity golf event to benefit children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Nurse has aided in a variety of initiatives focused on providing marginalized youth a chance to play sports in a safe environment. He's also an ambassador for Right to Play and created a scholarship program for his alma mater in Hamilton, Ontario.

Subban has been a finalist for the award three years in a row and four times in his career. His notable charitable actions date back to his tenure with the Montreal Canadiens, but more recently Subban has provided donations for Ukrainian cancer patients, expanded his Blueline Buddies program, and served as co-chair of the NHL's Player Inclusion Committee.

Last year's award was won by retired Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne.

Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named King Clancy Memorial Trophy finalists
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox