Jacob Trouba Receives Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

It hasn’t been the best year for the Rangers Captain on the ice but off of it, Jacob Trouba continues to be acknowledged as a great leader both with the team and within the New York community. Last night, the NHL announced him as the recipient of the 2024 Mark Messier Leadership Award. 

This award named after the man who will always be known as “The Captain” by Rangers Fans, recognizes an individual annually “who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his team, on and off the ice, during the regular season and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey.” This award made its debut during the 2006-07 season in which Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings was the first to receive the honors. Since then, many incredible names have won this award including Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby, Daniel Alfredsson and many more. However, Jacob Trouba becomes the first New York Ranger to earn it. 

Another well-deserved honor to the Rangers Captain who is also the team's King Clancy Nominee this season. After which, I wrote more extensively about all the things Trouba does for this team and the community which can very well be applied to him also being deserving of this award.

You can also check out what Jacob Trouba had to say in a brief interview with the trophy's namesake right here:

Stick taps indeed to the Rangers Captain!