In addition to his nomination for this years’ Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Washington Capitals’ goaltender Jose Theodore was nominated today by his teammates for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy*. The trophy, which is awarded annually “to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community,” will be awarded at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas on June 23. The winner is selected by “a special panel of representatives” from the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association and the NHL Broadcasters’ Association.
If victorious, Theo will join Olie Kolzig as the only other member of the Caps roster to earn the distinction in the trophy’s 23-year history. No player has won the award more than once in its history.
*Please note, this is for the NHL’s actual King Clancy Memorial Trophy, not one of our made up shenanigans.