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Blake Wheeler the Winnipeg Jets nominee for 2022-23 King Clancy Memorial Trophy

The Jets announce their nominee.

The Jets announced today that Blake Wheeler is their nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. It is presented “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”.

From the NHL:

The nominees were selected by their respective NHL teams. The winner will be chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led by Commissioner Gary Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly. The selection committee will apply the following criteria in determining the finalists and winner:

* Clear and measurable positive impact on the community

* Investment of time and resources

* Commitment to a particular cause or community

* Commitment to the League’s community initiatives

* Creativity of programming

* Use of influence; engagement of others

The first-place finisher will receive a $25,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of his choice. The two runners-up each will receive a $5,000 donation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.

Only one Jets player has won the award and that was Kris King back in 1995-96.