Jacob Trouba Nominated For King Clancy Memorial Trophy

Similarly to the Masterton Trophy, all 32 teams nominate one player for the annual King Clancy Memorial Trophy. This year, the New York Rangers have given the honors to their Captain, Jacob Trouba. 

The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is an award given to the player that best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice, who additionally makes significant humanitarian contributions to his community. The award is also decided by the Professional Hockey Writers Association as well as a special panel and members of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. The awards namesake comes from Francis “King” Clancy who was a former player-turned-coach, referee and eventually team executive. Clancy’s legacy carried on throughout professional hockey across 65 years, perhaps the original “noted good guy”. 

Since coming to New York, Jacob Trouba has done a great job of establishing himself in the community, contributing to various causes. He and his wife Kelly do a great deal of work with the Epilepsy Foundation and has since founded the Trouba Creative Expressions Arts Program for adults with epilepsy. Trouba also went “viral” at the start of the season for his unique method of painting which led him to partnering with the Garden of Dreams foundation to offer up his work for a good cause. 

The whole movement was inspired after Trouba was able to supply Rangers fan and Sandy Hook survivor Isaiah Marquez-Greene with a scholarship to pursue his dream of Law School at the end of last season. 

A well-deserved honor for the Rangers Captain!